Elisabeth “Sue” Meyer, age 87, died Aug. 15, 2016 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander. Sue spent her final days under the care of Ministry Hospice. Sue was born April 27, 1929 in Holzhausen, Germany to William and Augusta Maar.
Sue married Donald Meyer in 1956 and they were married for 58 years before Don passed away in Feb., 2015. Sue is survived by her daughter, Heidi (Greg) McCallister; son, Mark and daughter, Veronika (Mike) Baron. Seven grandchildren, Tammy McCallister (Robert Kozial), Cheri McCallister, Scott McCallister, Cory Meyer, Jennifer (Pete) Vanderwegen, Angela (Mike) Kirkham and Zachary Baron (Katie Johnson); Nine great-grandchildren; Matthew Allard, Brandon, Kyle, Eric and Alexxis McCallister, Brian Jr. and Cheyenne Ingram, Camryn Vanderwegen and Blaine Kirkham. Sue is also survived by one brother, Joachim Maar. Sue was preceded in death by her husband Donald; parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Sue attended school completing eighth grade and did not graduate high school as she stayed home and helped raise her siblings. She started working at a young age and always worked hard at the various jobs throughout her life. Just prior to her retirement, she worked as the Manager of the Deli/Bakery Department at Ray’s Castle Foods (where Hobby Lobby is now). Sue also was the Supervisor of Housekeeping at the historical Northernaire in Three Lakes, Wisconsin.
Sue was an excellent cook and loved preparing German meals for her family. She loved to crochet and she made outfits for her many dolls in her doll collection. She also loved and collected music boxes. One of her hobbies was making and decorating wooden doll houses. Sue loved having garage sales and was known as the “little German Lady on highway X.”
In honor of Sue’s request to her family, there will be no formal funeral services. The family will gather for a private ceremony at her home on Island Lake in Three Lakes to honor her life.
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