Susan B. Mitchell, age 67, of Rhinelander, died Saturday, Oct.1, 2016 at her residence, under the care of her family and Ministry Home Care Hospice. Susan was born June 1, 1949, in Rhinelander to Leo and Marcella (Fischer) Schoeneck. She attended Zion Evangelical Lutheran Grade School and was a 1967 graduate of Rhinelander High School.
Susan was united in marriage Feb. 28, 1971, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church to Steven Mitchell. She was employed with F.W. Woolworth department store, the U.S. Census Bureau and was a piano teacher. While Susan’s children were growing up she was known for being a great neighborhood mom. Someone kids felt comfortable talking to and visiting with. Susan had an appreciation for music and enjoyed listening to various artists and genres. She loved anything chocolate and on a nice day you could find her at Hodag Park, with her dog, a cup of coffee and a good book to read. She will be remembered as a great mom and a wonderful grandma. Susan was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Steven; children, Nathan (Collett) Mitchell of Green Bay, Jeremy Mitchell and Jennifer (Paul) Skeen of Rhinelander; and by three grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Ross and Mikaela Skeen. Also surviving are one sister, Mary (Walter) Groth of Wauwatosa; one brother, Stephen (Mary) Schoeneck of New Port Richey, Fla. Susan is further survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Marcella Schoeneck.
The visitation for Susan will be held on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8, at the Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service with Rev. Rik Krahn officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Susan may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society using the web link, nationalmssociety.org/goto/SusanMitchell.
Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport St., Rhinelander; 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. All are invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at hildebradrussfh.com.