Sue Ellen Helmlinger, 72
Dec. 17, 1942 -- Feb. 6, 2015

Sue Ellen HelmlingerSue Ellen Helmlinger of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon at the age of 72 years.

Sue was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 17, 1942, to Henry and Mildred “Millie” (nee Bush) Helmlinger.

Sue was a 1961 graduate of Cedarburg High School. She worked for the federal government as a secretary in Milwaukee for over 40 years; she also worked for several years at Anshai Lebowitz in Mequon. Sue’s cats Bats and Robbie were the love of her life and she loved going to movies.

She is survived by her brother, John (Becky) Helmlinger of Grafton; niece, Jessica; nephew, Jason (Laura) Helmlinger; and special friend, Jan Sperry. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, JoAnn Helmlinger. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Private services were held. A special thank you to the staff at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon for their compassionate and loving care.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.