Susan Kay Michalik, 70, formerly of Mosinee, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI.
She was born in Wausau on Nov. 21, 1946 the daughter of the late Earl and Violette (Kanter) Aschenbrenner. Susan Married Edward Michalik on Dec. 14, 1967 in Beaufort, SC. He survives. Together they had a daughter, Amy and a son, Andrew, which they raised in Mosinee.
Susie, as her friends called her, worked as an LPN for many years in Green Bay, Wausau, Memorial, Beaufort, SC, Yuma, AZ and then Marywood Nursing Home in Wausau. Once she and Ed started a family, she left nursing briefly to raise her family but returned to it when the kids were in middle school.
It was that love of nursing that had her always ready and willing to go that extra mile for others. Whether it was sitting with someone at the hospital waiting, helping out a friend with a sick relative, driving someone to appointments, taking someone to Wausau with her who couldn’t drive anymore to pick up groceries, Susie was your “go-to” person.
Susan loved to bowl and often dominated the leaderboards at Paper City Lanes when she bowled in her league. Never one to really stay put, Susan was always on the go; visiting one friend or another just to say hi and catch up over coffee. She also loved to fish and that’s something her and her grandsons loved to do together.
Even after being moved to the Wisconsin Veterans home, she remained very active. She enjoyed ceramics, fishing on the pontoon boat, and especially putting puzzles together. You can see many of the puzzles she put together in Ainsworth Hall at King.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; daughter, Amy Michalik, Antigo; brother, Terry Aschenbrenner, New London; daughter-in-law, April Michalik, Antigo and grandsons, Carter and Paden Michalik. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Michalik.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. The Rev. Marilyn Lange will officiate. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences can be made at www.bestefh.com