Let the memory of Susanne be with us forever
  • 91 years old
  • Born on December 10, 1923 in Berlin, Germany.
  • Passed away on November 15, 2015 in Sandy, Utah, United States.

Susanne Margarete Wiese Wells 12/10/1923 – 11/15/2015

To many known as Sue, Susie or Sue Su

In Loving Memory of my beautiful, precious Mom, who went home to Glory Sunday evening.  She was surrounded by her family at Sunrise of Sandy Care Facility, after a long two decades contending with Alzheimer's.  Her beloved daughter “Kassie” and husband Ray Zukowski, granddaughter Julie Kathryn Tayler, her husband Jaron and great-grandsons Izaak, Cole and Lincoln were at her bedside.  

She is also survived by her Step grand-daughter Noelle Zukowski Gordon and husband John, step great-grandson Grant Mata and step great-granddaughter Sarah Mata. Step grandson Roman and wife Jennifer and step great-grandchildren AJ, Addison and Xander and extended family across the US and in Germany.

Born in Berlin Germany, Sue sailed to America on the Hamburg in 1929 with her parents, Margarete and John Wiese and brother John George Wiese, who died in 1943 defending our country in the US Navy during WW II.  She married Zach E. Wells Jr., in 1944 in Chicago and had their two daughters Kathryn Susanne in 1945 and Diane Patrice in 1948.  Sue enjoyed her Jewelry businesses and "The Gift Box" gift shops with Zach in the 60's and 70's. They lived consecutively in Chicago,Skokie Ill, St Croix VI and Mt Prospect, Illinois until 1985. They moved to Anderson,SC to enjoy retirement on beautiful Lake Hartwell, SC, until January 2006 when they moved to Ft.Walton Beach, FL. to be closer to Ray and Kassie in Santa Rosa Beach FL.

Sue loved the water, spending much of life in Illinois on Lake Michigan on their ski boat, and on Lake Hartwell SC on their Pontoon Blue Swan. Sue and Zach’s 62 year marriage was filled with love, passion for life, faith in God, family, friends, lots of hugging, laughs, music all the time, prayer and time for great compassion to all they met.  They were a joy to know. Everyone in her youth remembers her beautiful voice singing at weddings and as a beautiful hostess at many celebrations with Zach.   A gifted sales woman, she made a good friend out of every customer and lovingly wrote hundreds of thank you or encouragement notes to those she met and loved.  She was passionately devoted to Zach, their daughters and their granddaughterJulie. 

Sue continued to make treasured friends in Florida and Utah. As a member of Destiny Worship Center in Destin,FL, she adored her pastors; Steve and Jackie Vagallis. She loved the Lord and gave her life to Him at the end of every service.

Diane preceded Sue to Glory in April 1979 and Zach in July 2006.  Sue moved in with Kassie and Ray in 2009.  With all our hearts, we thank the day care center of Magnolia Manor in Ft. Walton Beach,FL, who could not have given her more love, and Neighborhood House in Cottonwood Heights,Utah, who helped her transition to our move in 2013-14.  We are blessed beyond all we could have hoped, for the love, attention and care of Sunrise of Sandy Assisted Living Reminisce Care…to all who devoted their time and hearts to Mom’s care.   

Sue is survived by her dearest, loving and life long friends Rita Goodman, FL, Madge Brenner  SC, and so many to mention.   Her deeply close, Destin, FL mentors; Dot Mansfield and Georgia Wood. Her long time family friend, Elaine Busse, owns the Winding River Ranch in Grand Lake, Colorado, next to the Colorado River,where she will be memorialized beside her beloved Zach and darling Diane,

A memorial video tribute to Sue’s life is being prepared and will be available and announced by the first of the year; where you can find it on line.  Please write Kasszie@gmail.com  or please add your comments at http://www.forevermissed.com/susanne-m-wells Your comments welcomed.

Visit Sue's cremation niche at Sandy Cemetery.
Kassie and Ray Zukowski

Home  850 622 0195
Kassie's Cell 850 865 8066 

Posted by Georgia Wood on 18th November 2016
Dearest One, You are missed so very much. i often talk about you especially during this time of year. I know that I will see that beautiful face of yours one day. Love you very much. Georgia
Posted by Nancy Lynn on 10th January 2016
A Golden Friendship Zach Wells & Chuck Brenner worked in the same department at Sears in Chicago after World War II. Their wives Sue & Madge met & the two couples developed a long lasting friendship pursuing their love of music, dancing, boating & travel. Sue's fluency in German when we all visited Germany & visited her cousins was a joyful advantage as she spoke for our needs the entire trip. Zach & Chuck later entered a real estate venture in Rockford, IL, where the Brenner's moved. They later moved to South Carolina where Sue & Zach visited & decided to purchase a waterfront town-home near the Brenner's on Lake Hartwell where again the two couples enjoyed time together swimming & boating not in speed boats but on pontoon boats which we would sometimes tie together for a group party with friends. Such fun times! Our wonderful friendship of 60+ years drew to a close when Zach & Sue's health necessitated their moving to Florida to be near their loving daughter Kassie & her husband. I will always treasure my memories of each of these loved ones, who preceded me & my hope is to see them in a blessed reunion in glory--Madge Brenner/typed by Nancy Brenner Lynn
Posted by Nancy Lynn on 10th January 2016
"Aunt Sue & Uncle Zach" were my parents best friends ever since I can remember, it always seemed to be a party when we were together. I always looked forward to seeing them. -- Always smiling & laughing & looking gorgeous no matter if we were boating, swimming, or at a dinner party. Both of them were always so kind & loving to me & my family while displaying immeasurable grace. One of my favorite memories was them teaching me how to water ski, & riding the "moose". I consider myself so blessed to have so many wonderful memories of them to cherish--"Aunt Sue & Uncle Zach" will be always loved & never forgotten--Nancy Brenner Lynn
Posted by Dr. And Mrs. B. E. Pettit on 29th December 2015
Kathie, This is a story Sue would like for me to tell. I wanted a special piece of Jewelry for Geneva. Sue met me in Sears parking lot. We got in the back of my car with her wares. It hit me, what if someone sees the minister with a beautiful lady parked. We each had a big laugh over this several times. We will never forget the dinner parties on their pontoon . These were wonderful outings. Blessings, Bob & Geneva
Posted by Dr. And Mrs. B. E. Pettit on 29th December 2015
Dear Kathie, Geneva and I shared so many happy times with Sue and Zach on Lake Hartwell in Anderson. I wrote an earlier memory. Hope it was added. Please know of our thanks to you for remembering us. We could never forget your parents. They were Christian Believers so we plan to see them again. Our Love, Bob and Geneva
Posted by Lois Kenyon on 27th December 2015
Dear Kathie - I am the widow of Curt Kenyon, and I received your card today. So very sorry for your loss. Curt passed away several years ago. Blessings, Lois Kenyon
Posted by Jorg Scheel on 15th December 2015
"The nicer and the fuller the memory, the harder is the separation, but the graditude transforms the torture into quiet joy. One doesn´t carry the beautiful past like a sting, but as a precious gift in itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer A dear person has passed. We won´t forget about her! Jörg and his family
Posted by Georgia Wood on 27th November 2015
Sue was a beautiful person inside and out. A precious lady who loved everyone and always encouraged all of us. I loved our time together whether we were swimming, listening to music or drinking coffee. I remember driving down to the beach on our way to lunch one day; we stopped in the parking lot and this lady with her two year old son was parked next to our car. We said hello and he became so animated telling us he had been to the beach. Sue was almost as excited as he was listening to him. I was delighted to be a part of it. That was our Sue. Her light shining through. Sue was a very special member of our widow's group. Everyone loved her and she loved them right back. She was missed when you guys moved to Utah, but we knew it was God's plan for you. She looked so happy in the pictures you sent. Thanks for sharing her with us. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven with our Lord. Love to you Kassie and Ray, Georgia
Posted by Maryland Guthas on 24th November 2015
Kassie & Ray, I can only imagine the void you're left with following Miss Sue's promotion to heaven. Sue was truly one of the kindest, most gracious women I ever met. Even in her Alzheimer's state she was so precious. Always so positive and uplifting...and funny. What a cute sense of humor! I've prayed for you since I learned of her home going and will continue. Not goodbye, but see you later...right? And, I believe we all can say it won't be that long. Love you guys so much!
Posted by Dot Mansfield on 22nd November 2015
We have all been blessed to have known Sue!! I am so glad she is my friend!! Her gorgeous smile and loving heart reached out to everyone she met!! Just her presence brought joy to everyone who had the privilege to know her. Her love was genuine and she so freely expressed her love and appreciation for each act of kindness extended to her. Her positive attitude was greatly admired!! The world would be a much better place if only we had more like Sue. i will hold sweet memories of her close to my heart until we meet again!! At that time, she will have arms wide open for one of her heartfelt hugs!! In loving memory, Dot Mansfield
Posted by B Blystone on 22nd November 2015
For Miss Sue, Cassie, Ray, family and friends: "Shining, Burning Heart" by Bonnie Blystone There is a light that burns, where shadows turn to gold; ever burning brighter with each testimony told. And so this glorious light advances with the dawn, as Christ raises once again that shining heart unto his own. ------------------------------------- “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’ - Num. 6:24-26 (NKJV) With Love, Bonnie B.
Posted by Lila Greaves on 20th November 2015
I am so sorry to learn that the mom next door, all my growing up years, has moved on. She was always so full of life and fun, helped us kids find fun things to do, was the perfect hostess, and I'll never forget the French toast after sleepovers. She made loaves of it for us. She was always groomed like she was going out, and I admired her strong can do spirit, bringing in extra money for your household, selling various products, at a time when many women didn't work. May you find comfort in your memories.
Posted by Ela WausOl on 20th November 2015
RIP I hope you will meet Anneliese, my beloved grandma and your cousin, in heaven!
Posted by Ray Zukowski on 19th November 2015
Sue Su, I love you, love you, love you. You are the most precious little lady I have ever known. I'm sure everyone in the Wells and Wiese family up in heaven are celebrating your arrival. Until I see you again, your son-in-love, Ray

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