Obit: Pankratz, Susan (1950 - 2005)

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Surnames: Pankratz, Tieman, Hoeper, Miller, Pierre, Schreiber, Eaton


----Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland Co., Wis.) Sat. 9 Apr. 2005


Pankratz, Susan (27 Sept. 1950 - 6 Apr. 2005)

Susan Pankratz, age 54, of 425 Hillside Drive in Washburn, died Wed., April 6, 2005, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. She was born Sept. 27, 1950, in North Dakota, the daughter of Charles and Violet (Tieman) Hoeper.

She was a 1968 graduate of Neillsville High School in Neillsville, and a 1971 graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Marshfield. On March 10, 1973, she married Thomas Pankratz in Marshfield. She worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Marshfield Clinic for several years and for Park Manor in Park Falls for a year. In 1980 she and her husband moved to Washburn. Susan worked for Court Manor Health & Rehabilitation Services for 25 years serving as Director of Nursing, Nurse Consultant and was currently the Administrator.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn and had served as president of the St. Louis Home & School Board. Susan was a voting member on the Wisconsin Board of Nursing Homes and the Northern District of Wisconsin Nursing Homes. She was an active participant in the Cancer Memory Walk and her hobbies included flower gardening, sewing, home decorating and spending time with her children. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Pankratz of Washburn; two sons, Jon Pankratz and Joseph Pankratz of Washburn; her father, Charles Hoeper of Greenwood; a sister, Tami (David) Miller of Maiden Rock; brothers, Rodney Hoeper of Marshfield, Jeffrey (Joan) Hoeper of Greenwood, and Todd (Kathy) Hoeper of Marshfield; sisters-in-law, Darlene Pierre of Marshfield and Charlene (Randall) Schreiber of Spring Hill, Fla.; brother-in-law, Donald Pankratz of Mosinee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Violet; brother-in-law, Donald Pierre; father and mother-in-law, Reuben and Virginia Pankratz.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon., April 11, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn. Fr. John Eaton will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sun. at Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn with a 7 p.m. prayer service and continue one hour prior to the service at church on Mon.. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Washburn.

Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn is assisting the family with arrangements.



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