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Susanna M. LaPorte

November 10, 1929 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 91)


Susanne (Susanna) M. (Resch) LaPorte, passed away in the early morning of Monday, June 1, 2021 while in hospice at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston, WI.  Susanne was born on November 10, 1929 in Aniwa, WI to the late John and  Elisabeth Resch.  For most of her life, she grew up on a farm near Birnamwood, WI.  During her teenage years, Susanne’s family moved to Wausau. On May 13, 1952, Susanne married Lenard LaPorte.  She worked at Wausau Papers in their accounting department, then worked from home caring for her husband and three sons.  Upon returning to the workforce, Susanne was a floor supervisor at Kmart for many years before retirement. 


Susanne enjoyed many social activities. Square dancing and traveling with her husband. Playing bridge and other various card games with friends. Volunteering at St. Therese Catholic Church.  Watching her grandchildren grow and participate in school and church events.  Attending family reunions to catch up with beloved brothers, sister and brother in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.  When there was someone in need, Susanne would be there whether it was to make a meal, sit and talk or pray for them.  Anyone who met Susanne knew what a special woman she was. 


However it was Susanne’s family that was her pride, her joy, her life. Survivors include her sons: Allan (Kerstin),  Minocqua, WI, Gary (Ann), Mosinee, WI,  David (Lori), Weston, WI. Grandchildren: Kristina (Al Steiner), Max (Jessica), Amanda, Jake, Danielle (James Wise), Bennet (Ariel Schulz).  Great grandchildren: Lily, Austin, Jake, Jonah, Quinn, Logan, Robert, Violet and Lucas. 


Susanne was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Herbert, Marcus and Anthony Resch, and her husband Lenard after 68 years of marriage.


Susanne’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild, WI at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 21.  A visitation will be held at the church on Monday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the mass.


The family would like to thank St. Clare’s Hospital and Pride TLC for their exceptional care and kindness shared with Susanne during her time in their care.


In lieu of flowers a donation to https://www.jdrf.org/ would be appreciated. JDRF leads the fight against type 1 diabetes by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by diabetes.



June 21, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church (West Kort Street)

Memorial Mass
June 21, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church (West Kort Street)

June 21, 2021

2:00 PM


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