Susan J. "Susie" Nielsen

Susan J. "Susie" Nielsen, nee Gitzlaff, 47, of West Bend died at her home with her family at her side following a hard fought battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006.

She was born on March 13, 1959 in Milwaukee to Nancy R. (nee Pett) and Howard J. Gitzlaff., and on May 24, 2003, she was united in marriage to Karl O. Nielsen in West Bend.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Nancy "Ma" Gitzlaff of Jackson; her father, Howard (Jean) Gitzlaff of West Bend; a brother and sister, John and Gail, both of West Bend; a niece and nephew, Kristen and Dan; her parents-in-law, Olaf and Dorothy (nee Vixmer) Nielsen of Port Washington; two sisters-in-law, Diane (Kim) Keller of Belgium and Linda (Jerry) Hupfer of Fredonia; a brother-in-law, Steve (Dawn) Nielsen of Necedah; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Still Waters Community United Methodist Church, 3617 Scenic Road, Slinger, with Rev. Matt Hadley officiating.

Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family.