Madelyn Sue Rateau, 80
Sue Rateau (nee Shaw), 80, went to be with her Savior, Jesus, on Nov. 27,
2010, surrounded by her family.
She was born June 11, 1930, in Davison, Mich., to the late Rex and Lelah
(nee Hamilton) Shaw and raised in Schwartz Creek, Mich.
Madelyn married Charles Rateau on June 18, 1949, at the First Presbyterian
Church in Flint, Mich.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. She obtained great joy by giving
her homemade goodies away to neighbors, friends and family. She loved to
spend as much time with her family as possible and was so happy when they
were all together. Madelyn thoroughly enjoyed being active in the Cedar
Lake Home choir and called the Kewaskum House of Prayer her church home
and was active in a ladies Bible study.
Working mostly as a homemaker, there were times when Madelyn also enjoyed
working outside the home as a nurseís aid and also as a cook at an area
supper club. She loved working with people and loved life in general.
Madelyn always had a positive attitude and a generous spirit.
Madelyn is survived by her children, Jill (Don) Lindquist, Rene (Patrick)
Hart, Dan (Robin) Rateau, Timothy Rateau, Lelah Sue (Mark) Duehr, William
Rateau, Cathleen (Mike) Schellinger, Bethany Weyland, Jacqueline (Steve)
Schellinger, Tammy Lugo, Matthew (Anne) Rateau, Dionne Neubauer and Dawn
(Jeff) Snyder; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rateau; parents, Rex and
Lelah (nee Hamilton) Shaw; sisters, Betty (Jack) Biggart, Evelyn (Herb)
Rivette and Ernestine (Doug) Johnson; brothers, Jack (Elaine) Shaw and
Dick Shaw; great-granddaughters, Lee Christine Sattler and Jenna Lynn
In honor of Madelynís wishes, the family will have a private memorial
service at Kewaskum House of Prayer. Please direct gifts of money to any
one of the various Salvation Army Kettles.
Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.