Sue Collins Lasecki lost her battle with cancer on November 2, 2016. Sue was born on Feb. 7, 1931 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. She attended McKinley Grade School, graduated from Elgin High School in 1949 and Beloit College in 1953. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
Sue resided for most of her life in Wheaton, Illinois, and most recently in Oconomowoc near her daughter. She was a beloved teacher for the Wheaton School District for over 30 years, where she influenced countless children.
She is survived by her children, Steve (Joni Puopolo) Lasecki, Katie (Sam Manavis) Casey and Ann (Jim) Devonald; her eight grandchildren who adored her, Chris (Lisa) Misiurewicz, Jacob Lasecki, Alex (Beth Plombon) Devonald, Kara (Doug Foote) Lasecki, Tyler Devonald, Nick Devonald, Morgan Casey and Madeline Casey; and her two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Thomas Misiurewicz, with another one on the way in January.
Sue was preceded in death by her brother Jack Collins and parents Chester and Florence Collins (nee Meikle).
Sue enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, crossword puzzles, a good party and the Cubs. Throughout her life Sue had lasting friendships with people of all ages. She will be remembered for her sharp wit, her sense of humor and her ability to provide the perfect bit of sage advice in any situation. She had a great love for the absurd. She never lost these qualities through out her illness and was pragmatic to the end.
Sue’s family will always be grateful to Karen, Linda, Kirsten and Julie who provided such loving tender care to her in her final weeks. They are our Angels.
Please join Sue’s family for a Celebration of Life at the Wildwood Restaurant, 477 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60137, on Wednesday, November 9. An open house will be from 12pm to 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite literacy charity or library.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.