THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lucille S. Suennen
Issue Date: November 29, 2018
Lucille S. Suennen, 91, of Wagner passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Dec. 15, 1926 in Forest Lake, Mn., to the late Franklin and Lilly (Anderson) Johnson, at a young age she worked at Munsing Wear as a seamstress and became floor supervisor. She married Lavern Johnson in June of 1944 in western Wisconsin and he preceded her in death in 1945. She later married Raymond Suennen on Nov. 26, 1947 in Center City, Mn and he preceded her in death Sept. 24, 2007.
She worked as a cook in a logging camp for a year and later created and published The Handworker Helper Magazine from home with over 2,600 subscribers. She sold the magazine and later created a new one, The Country Crafter. She was very artistic and taught herself by observing someone else doing a task. She began oil painting 10 years ago and became very proficient.
She enjoyed helping others learn, was a great teacher, enjoyed making crafts, quilts, dolls, teddy bears and dishtowels and sold them out of her home and at craft shows. She was a member of SS Joseph and Edward Parish.
She is survived by five sons, Raymond of Green Bay, Frederick, Roger (Sandra) and James (Karen), all of Wagner and Ronald (Cheri) of Shawano; four daughters, Rita Johnson-Vieau of Appleton, Linda (Ronald) Johnston of Sun Lakes, Az., Louise King of Iron Mountain, Mi. and Jolene (Steven) Kamin of Plymouth; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and both husband's, Lavern and Raymond, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jennifer.
Visitation will be held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Jess Berdol will officiate followed by a luncheon. Burial will be in St. Edward Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family with arrangements.