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Dawn Sus

May 4, 1946 — October 25, 2021

Dawn Sus, age 75, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021 at her home in Merrill, Wisconsin. She was born on May 4, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin.

While working in a grocery store in Racine, WI, Dawn met her future husband, Frank J. Sus Jr. Shortly after meeting, Frank was deployed to England while serving in the US Air Force. Dawn followed Frank to England and on June 20, 1964 they were married in London, England.

Dawn worked in a foundry, a machine shop, she was a baker and cooked at a nursing home before becoming a dietician at a nursing home looking after 312 patients. She began Meals on Wheels in Racine, WI and co-owned a few businesses in Antigo, WI including Sus Transfer and Eight Reasons Group Home.

She was a very giving person, who would give the clothes off her back for anyone. She loved taking care of her many farm animals and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Dawn is survived by her loving husband, Frank J. Sus Jr., children: Kellie (Greg) Nowack, Carrie-Ann (Fred) Schroeder, and Frank J. (Shelly) Sus III, 11 grandchildren and 2 grandchildren, Anna and Hailey Nowack who have been helping care for grandma the last two years, one brother, James Willis, and sisters: Pamela Scholz, Edith Slater, Tracey Dettlaff, and Laura Rouse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Willis and Edith Thomas, parent-in-laws, Frank J. Sus Sr. and Rose Kupo, sister-in-law, Susan Obry and two children.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Donations ay be made to the Lincoln County and/or Langlade County Humane Society in memory of Dawn Sus.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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