Susan Ann Faris
Susan Ann Faris, 67, left this world on July 5, 2015, due to
complications from a heart that was over filled with love.
Susan was born on April 9, 1948, to Grant O. and Florence J. Williams. Growing up, Susan enjoyed family
camping trips and became an accomplished violinist and pianist.
In 1963, Susan began writing to a serviceman overseas, unbeknownst to
her that he would become her husband. On May 19, 1973, Susan Williams married
Richard E. Faris at
Catholic Church, sharing 45 years together.
Susan earned her teaching license in 1971, and her Masters of
Education in 1983, teaching for the
Since retiring, after 33 years, she continued to dedicate herself to making
sure children’s education came first, substitute teaching for the past 10
Susan was the proud mother to her favorite son, Rick, who is a
firefighter/paramedic with the City of
followed in her mother’s footsteps of becoming an educator.
She shared her love of crafts and reading her favorite children’s
books, Where the Wild things Are,
Chris Van Allsburg books, and Love you Forever, with her grandchildren Macauley
and Ashton, and was Ashton’s #1 baseball fan.
She was an avid reader and could be found at the lake reading her
books and watching the pelicans.
In 2014 she gained a second daughter Sorphea, and a third grandchild,
At age 12, she was initiated into Job’s Daughters of Bethel # 3. She continued to dedicate 25 years following
her majority to the order, recently receiving the degree of Royal Purple.
During this time, she held many leadership positions, as the Bethel Guardian of
Waupun #54, Grand Guardian, and Grand Bethel Guardian of Wisconsin. She
belonged to the Masonic families of White Shrine of Jerusalem, serving as the
Worthy High Priestess of Bethel Shrine #2; The Order of Eastern Star as Worthy
Matron Chapter #70, and Grand Chaplain for the state of Wisconsin 2010-2011.
She was also a member of the Order of Amaranth and Social Order of the
Beauceant # 267.
She is survived by her husband Richard E. Faris; son, Rick (Sorphea)
Faris; daughter Heidi Faris; two sisters: Carol (Fred) Schram and Eileen (Gene)
Bethke; and three grandchildren: Macauley and Ashton Hayward, and Jonathan
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; and aunts
Helen and Pearl Williams.
A visitation for family and friend will be from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E.
Division St, Fond du Lac.
Masonic services will follow at the
with a reception to follow.
All are welcome to attend the masonic services and reception.
Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.