Susan M. Mentkowski (nee Howard)

Susan M. Mentkowski (nee Howard) of Delafield passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the age of 63.

She was the beloved wife of Timothy F. Mentkowski. She is survived by her mother, Marion Howard, and preceded in death by her father, Wendell. She is further survived by her sisters, Kathy (Brad) Bernstein, JoAnn Howard and Mary (Peter) Hartman; mother-in-law, Marcia Mentkowski; brothers-in-law, James (Anne) Mentkowski and Thomas (Sheila) Mentkowski; and sister-in-law, SaraLee (Jay) Allison. She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Susan graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha and received her Bachelor of Arts in education and mathematics from St. Norbert College in DePere. She spent her career teaching mathematics for more than 36 years at Greenfield High School, Greenfield, where she was named Teacher of the Year. She was committed to education and to her students, and was a highly valued mentor to both students and to faculty.

Finding a soulful connection in nature, Sue cherished her times traveling in the wilds of the West/Southwest and Alaska with her husband of more than 40 years, Tim. Sue’s loving, spirited, often teasing ways and her extraordinary ability to "light up" the fun on upper Nemahbin Lake will be deeply missed by family and friends.

The family is celebrating her life from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Greenfield Education Foundation, 4850 S. 60th St., Greenfield, WI 53220.

Krause Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 786-8009 or visit online at