Ken Susie, Sr

Ken Susie, Sr., 95, of Waupun, died peacefully at his home on Saturday evening, June 29, 2013.


Ken was born March 15, 1918 in Volga, IA the son of Fred and Ruby Leete Susie.  Ken attended elementary school in Marshalltown, IA, graduated from high school in Kenyon, MN in 1936, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1941.  On October 26, 1942 he married Dehla Winkel in Berlin.  Ken was employed at numerous locations with the Carnation Corporation from 1941 to 1954.  From 1954 to 1983 he was employed by National Rivet and Manufacturing in Waupun from which he retired.  Ken was a Cub Scout leader, a member of Waupun’s Rotary Club, a charter member of Waupun Christmas Club, and served on the Waupun Memorial Hospital Board.  He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served on the church council as well as on the Forest Mound Cemetery board.  Ken was a member of Rock River Country Club where he had ten holes-in-one, scored his age for 20 years from age 72 to 91, and also held the “old nine” course record with a score of 31.  Ken certainly was an avid golfer and a legend in his time.


Ken is survived  by his two sons, Ken Susie, Jr. of Waupun and Tom Susie of St. James, MO; three grandchildren, Jay (Steph) Susie of Carterville, IL, Andrew Susie of Charleston, SC, and Josh Susie of Bloomington, IN; a brother, Paul (Elizabeth) Susie of Elkton, MD; and a sister-in-law, Terry Susie of Phoenix, AZ.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Dehla, on June 28, 1981 and a brother, Hal Susie.


Funeral services for Ken Susie, Sr. will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Rolf Amundsen officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.  Friends and relatives of Ken Susie, Sr. may call on the family on Friday evening at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


The family wishes to thank Agnesian Hospice Hope for their outstanding care of their father and requests that memorials be directed to them.


Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.