Susanne Teschendorf, 74

Susanne (Sue) Myrtle Matta Teschendorf (nee Maeder), 74, met her Savior on Dec. 17, 2011 at her home in Leesburg, Fla.

She was born to Oswald and Dorothea (nee Rowe) Maeder on July 18, 1937 in the town of West Bend.

She married John Schlosser, Jr. in 1954 in West Bend.


She later married Richard A. Teschendorf in 1984 in New Fane.

Sue is survived by her husband, Richard, six children, Bryan (Diana) Schlosser and Gary (Janet) Schlosser of West Bend, Deborah (Partner Tony Montella) Sabel of Random Lake, Laura (Lee) Ensor of Clarksville, Tenn., John (Joan) Schlosser of Campbellsport, and Kevin (Amy) Schlosser of Knoxville, Tenn., and a step-daughter, Lynn (Robert) Ward of Lakenheath, England, brother Clifford (Rosemarie) Maeder of West Bend, sisters Alice Kohlman of West Bend and Lucille Koenig of Leesburg, and sister-in-law Frances Maeder of West Bend. Sue is further survived by 15 grandchildren, Adam and Alec Schlosser of Knoxville, Jason and Jeff Schlosser of Campbellsport, Ryan Schlosser of West Bend, Chad and Greg Ensor of Clarksville, Jody (Ted) Aydt of Mequon, Casey (Manuel) Trevino of Random Lake, Jeff Larson of Bridge City, Texas, Lauralye (Michael) Rollins of Grafton, Caitlin Sabel of San Antonio, Texas, Alex Dreyer of Random Lake, Sade Porter of Dayton, Ohio, Jacob Ward of Lakenheath, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sue was predeceased by her parents, John Schlosser, Jr., brother Victor Maeder, grandson Christopher Schlosser and brother-in-law Howard Kohlman.

As a woman of strong faith, Sue was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in New Fane and attended Faith Lutheran Church in Eustis, Fla. She frequently found time, even during her illness, to practice her faith through charitable acts of kindness, being sure that she did all she could to put a smile on anotherís face.

Sue enjoyed life. Friday morning rummaging with Alice and Debbie, gardening, meeting her breakfast gang at Paneraís, feeding the birds, Wednesday nights at the Texas Road House with Rich, keeping up with all of her children, spending time with her close friends in Florida and Wisconsin, and crafts Ė she enjoyed it all.

Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, as she found so much delight in their curiosity, happiness and development.

Her spirit and love will forever live in all those that she loved, encouraged, supported and inspired.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is preferred in Sueís name to The Appalachian Childrenís Home, P.O. Box 550, Barbourville, KY 40906.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, N665 Highway S, New Fane.