HILTON HEAD, S.C.
Feb. 27, 1934 — Feb. 21, 2019
Suzanne (nee Rosenheimer) Nelthorpe Priegel, 85, of Hilton Head, S.C.,
formerly of West Bend, passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2019, at MUSC,
Charleston, S.C. She was born Feb. 27, 1934, to the late Maurice
Rosenheimer and Gladys (nee Clark) Rosenheimer Reis at home in Kewaskum.
She attended Kewaskum public schools and later attended high school at
Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam where she was a member of the Honor
Society and the basketball, field hockey and swim teams. In 1952, she
attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a degree in
philosophy. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for four
In 1955, she was united in marriage to Burns “Blackie” Nelthorpe who
became president of the Bank of Kewaskum. Together they raised two
children, “Rusty” and Wendy and showed Rottweilers. They were members of
West Bend Country Club and Cedar Lake Yacht Club. “Blackie” preceded
Suzanne in death on Oct. 20, 1968.
On May 5, 1983, she married Kenneth l. Priegel. They were active in golf
and gardening on their home on Big Cedar Lake, where they loved to
entertain friends and family. In 1996 they moved to Hilton Head and
became active members of the Yacht Club of Hilton Head and continued to
pursue their love of golf.
Suzanne is survived by her husband, Kenneth I. Priegel; two children,
Burns “Rusty” Nelthorpe, and Wendy (David Campbell) Nelthorpe; nephews
Jeff (Beverly) Kenkel, Rock Schumann and nieces Jennifer (Michael)
Zajicek, Christine Prevetti, and other dear friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Schumann; brother
in- law John Schumann; and sisters in-law Nadine Prevetti and Nancy La
In keeping with her wishes, funeral services and burial are private.
Memorials may be given to Cedar Lake Yacht Club or to the Rosenheimer
Island Funeral Home has been entrusted with Suzanne’s arrangements.