Susan M. ‘Sue’ Burdette

March 10, 1962 – Nov. 18, 2013

Susan M. “Sue” Burdette, a former resident of Genesee and Saylesville, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Munds Park, Ariz., at the age of 51. She was born in Waukesha on March 10, 1962, the daughter of Carlton and Karen (nee Artz) Burdette.

Sue had been employed at Northern Arizona University. Sue enjoyed being outdoors, she especially enjoyed flowers, birds and animals. She also enjoyed being a handywoman and will be remembered for wanting to help others.

Susan is survived by her parents, Karen (Mickey) Cook of Dousman; special aunt and uncle, Carol (Eugene) Kolakowski of California; her very special friends, LeeAnna and J.B.; and all of the staff at the Flagstaff Cancer Clinic. Also surviving are many other relatives and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Carlton G. Burdette; one brother, Monty M. Burdette; her companion of 30 years, Manuel Hernandez; and by her grandparents.

In accordance with Susan’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Susan may be given to the World Wildlife Fund at 1250 24th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037, or P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180.

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

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