Susan E. Seitz (1945-2018)

Susan Seitz

Susan E. Seitz, age 73, of Racine, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at her home. Sue was born on November 19, 1945 in Racine to Willard and Lillian (Pocius) Seitz. She was educated in the Unified School District and graduated from the University Wisconsin Whitewater. She married William Burke on January 6, 1979 in Racine. Sue was a dedicated teacher for over 36 years with many students who loved her. She taught German and Geography at Union Grove, Union High School and was known by her students as Frau Seitz.

Sue was a very devoted and active member of the Olympia-Brown Unitarian Universalist Church and facilitated many diverse fellowships with-in the church. She was a great supporter of local theater groups, including the Racine Theater Guild. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women. Sue was a member of the Northwest Territory Alliance, an 18th Century living history organization, and was elected as the first female President. Sue was a member of Preservation Racine and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture.

Sue was preceded in death by, her parents; her husband; a step-son, Anthony, (Tony) D. Burke and son-in-law, Don Bellehumeur.

Sue is survived by, a step-daughter, Katherine Burke; granddaughter, Taylor M. Peterson Burke; granddaughter-in-law, Paulina Garcia and her daughter-in-law, Mary Burke.

Funeral services for Susan will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Olympia-Brown Unitarian Universalist Church (625 College Avenue). A visitation will take place at the church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Olympia-Brown or the Wisconsin Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

Thoughts for Susan E. Seitz (1945-2018);

  • Marybeth Zuhlke says:

    Sue was such an asset to our UU Church. It was an honor and pleasure to know her. She will be greatly missed. With prayers and sympathy, Marybeth

  • I am a former German student of hers, Class of ’74. I think of her almost every time I hear German spoken. I really appreciate all that she taught me. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Janis Havens says:

    Just found this page.
    Sue was my first cousin. Her mother and mine were sisters.

    I grew up in California and we only spent time together when I visited our grandmother in Wisconsin, but those visits covered a span of many years. We did, however correspond, although not as often as we should have.

    I think the first/last time I saw her as an adult was on a family visit to “Grandma Adele”, when I got to see my Uncle Willard, his wife Frances, and of course Sue.

    We shared memories of childhood times with our grandparents in Racine, and found that we had a lot in common.

    This picture just shows how much Sue resembled our grandmother.

    I wish I had gotten to know her better, but maybe we will meet again.
    Sleep in peace Dear Cousin.

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