Susanne M. Cannon, age 87, of Oregon, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Villa at Middleton Village. She was born May 17, 1935, in Wittenberg, to Ivan and Margaret (Koeppen) Carey.
Sue graduated from UW-Oshkosh and married James Cannon on June 15, 1957. She taught Kindergarten in the Oregon School district for 33 years and never lost the ability to see the world through the eyes of a child. “I did it my way” isn’t just a song, it was the way Sue lived her life. Sue loved to travel and felt blessed to have shared so many trips with Kelle and her cherished Wisconsin Alumni friends. She especially enjoyed the Badger Football bowl trips, and her beloved Palm Springs.
Sue felt passionately about many things: her family and friends, education, Badger sports, intolerance, politics, and the state of the world. Sue was a champion for the underdog, and her amazing spirit touched many hearts. She will be remembered for her cheerful smile, and gentle kindness. Sue will also be remembered for her quick mind and as a great conversationalist. She had the ability to converse with intelligence, relevance, and humor. Sue leaves a legacy of acceptance, inclusion, inspiration, and kindness. She left an indelible mark on anyone who knew her.
Sue is survived by her daughter, Kelle of Sun Prairie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; and her mother, Margaret Seefeldt.
At Sue’s request, a private burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to Save the Children, Oregon Senior Center, or the charity of one’s choice.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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