Susan Carolyn Olson, 75, Navarino, went home to be with her precious Savior on November 17, 2021. Sue was born January 22, 1946, in Madison, WI, to Harold and Edith (Richards) Donaldson. She attended Morgan Siding Grade School and graduated from Gresham High School in 1964. On February 27, 1965, she married Ray Schuelke in Navarino, whom she met while he owned and operated Ray's Roller Rinks, Inc. Ray, her husband of 43 years, passed away on March 21, 2008. She then married Everett Olson (a longtime friend) on October 20, 2012.
Sue worked for WI Michigan Power Company a few years, Schuelke Chiropractic Clinic 24 years, and Oneida Health Center for 7 years, retiring in 2010. She was also Treasurer of the Town of Navarino for 34 years. She had been an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Navarino since her marriage to Ray, and a member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Arizona when she was wintering there. Her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ was strong; she trusted in God and lived one day at a time.
Over the years, she enjoyed roller skating, camping, polka dancing, traveling, playing cards and games of all kinds, writing and making quilts. She enjoyed canning and freezing her garden vegetables and made some of the best lefse ever! She had spent the past 9 winters in Apache Junction, AZ where she loved the sunshine, the Saguaro cactus, water aerobics, quilting, and the many friends she had met there. Susan loved baking, and she was well known for her amazing caramel bars. She enjoyed country living. Susan's greatest passion in life was spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 9 years, Everett; three daughters: Toni (Darrel) Klemp, Navarino; Shelly (Dave) Klemp, Shiocton; and Denise (Doug) Klemp, Black Creek (all three daughters married brothers); one son: Brad (Jody) Schuelke, Shiocton; four step children: Jeff (Mary) Olson; Cheri (Chris) Hofacker; Cindy (friend Lee Meyer) Frailing; and Jim (Sue) Olson; three sisters-in-law: Donna Stucki, Black Creek; Bev Schuelke, Shawano; and Carol Hanson, Naples, Florida; one brother-in-law, Bill Hanson, Naples, Florida; seven grandchildren: Brittany (Justin) Schumacher, Ben (Stacey) Klemp, Megan (Ben) Krull, Sean (Carly) Klemp, Carolyn (Isaac) Volkman, Julia (friend Jeremiah) Klemp, and Joshua Klemp; five step-grandchildren: Jamie (Jay) Abitz, Ella (Dean) Berven, Cameron Olson, Steven Olson and Will Hofacker; 5 great-grandchildren: Aliyah, Ezekiel, Levi, Elsie, and Quinn; 3 step-great grandchildren: Alex, Aaron, and Jayce; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Ray Schuelke; one granddaughter, Elisa Klemp; two brothers: Dickie and Jon Stucki; three brothers-in-law: Elroy Schuelke, Jerome Schuelke, and Laurence Svetnicka; and two sisters-in-law: Pat Schuelke and Bernice Svetnicka.
Visitation will take place at Ascension Lutheran Church, Navarino (3 miles west of Navarino on Hwy 156), on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m., Pastors Mark and Marcia Sabin officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery in the Town of Lessor.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed to Susan's family at www.muehlboettcher.com.