Susan ‘Sue’ Mary Carlton

Jan. 9, 1944 – Jan. 16, 2010

Susan "Sue" Mary Carlton of Waukesha died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 66. Sue was born Jan. 9, 1944, the daughter of Douglas and Lucille Dauffenbach.

She was a 1962 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and a 1965 graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing. In 1969 Sue started her career as a registered nurse working for Waukesha Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2009. Sue was a member of the St. Mary Alumni Association, the Waukesha Memorial Foundation and a board member of the Friends of Retzer Nature Center. She also knitted scarves and hats for many of the civic groups she was involved with around Waukesha. Volunteering and making a difference in the community was important to Sue. Her unwavering dedication and tenacity to the many organizations she volunteered with will never be forgotten.

Sue will be dearly missed by her sons, Shane Carlton and Eric (Emily) Carlton; mother, Lucille Dauffenbach; grandson, Logan Carlton; brother, Brad (Debbie) Dauffenbach; sisters, Kathy Lundy and Mary (Tom) Cairns; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Maher; and many other relatives and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Douglas Dauffenbach Sr., and brother, Douglas Walter Dauffenbach Jr.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family to be donated to the charity of their choice at a later date.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit