April 19, 1962, was the beginning of Sue Lynn (Posbrig) Sikorski’s earthly journey in life. She is the third child of David and Adrienne (Dethardt) Posbrig, born in Waukesha, WI. She spent her younger years in the Muskego area until her parents bought a farm near Krakow.
In her younger years, Sue enjoyed spending the summers at her grandparents, Dethart’s, in Shawano. When she moved, she was a freshman in high school and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1980. While attending high school, she met her future husband and neighbor, Frank Sikorski. The couple married August 20, 1983, at St. Casimir Church in Krakow, and resided for the next 40 years on the family farm. During the early years of marriage, they were blessed with three daughters and a son, Jamie, Anne, twins, Emily, and Ben.
Eventually as the children grew older, Sue went to work at the Pulaski School District in the food service area. She remained there for the next 20 years until her recent retirement for health reasons in January, 2023. She enjoyed her job and the friends she worked with over those years.
Sue was particularly talented with her crafting skills and sewed many costumes for family over the years. She enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, cross stitch and crocheting; she was always working on a project for someone. She enjoyed making things for her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Sue loved to read and most recently started to enjoy UTV rides with Frank, Ben, and Brook.
Sue has been a member of St. Casimir Parish for over 40 years. There, she helped with the youth program and teaching religious education. When at home, she often cuddled up with her dog, Clutch, so named by Ben for comfort. She adored all seven of her grandchildren and Ben’s fur baby, Gander. She was always proud to share pictures and videos with others; they were so very special to her. Sue was a very quiet and often private person who loved her family deeply.
Sue’s spiritual journey began on April 4, 2023, late in the evening with her family at her side at St. Mary’s Hospital, after a short struggle with lung cancer that claimed her life all too soon.
Sue is survived by her loving husband, Frank Sikorski, Krakow; three daughters: Jamie (Steven) Doocy, Hobart, Anne (Bill) Zillmer, Green Bay, and Emily (Kevin) Olsen, Green Bay; her son, Ben Sikorski (fiancé, Brook Pari), Green Valley; grandchildren: Nolan and Hannah Doocy, Henry, Evelyn, and Samuel Zillmer, Braxton and Lucas Olsen; mother, Adrienne Posbrig, Pulaski; brother, David M. (Patricia) Posbrig, Seymour; and sister, Lorrie Posbrig, Pulaski. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Suzie (Bob) Kampine, Georgia, Tom (Darlene) Sikorski, Sobieski, Jim (Gloria) Sikorski, Sobieski, Ruth (Mike) Kleczewski, Cleveland, WI, John (Sharon) Sikorski, Suring, Teresa (Frank) Duffy, Manitowoc, and Tony (Karen) Sikorski, Sobieski; grand fur baby, Gander and faithful companion, Clutch; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews on both sides of the family.
She was preceded in death by her father, David E. Posbrig; grandparents; her sister, Linda (Michael) Wittenburg; in-laws, Chester and Florence Sikorski; godmother, Bev Dethardt; godfather, Richard Blume.
Friends are invited to gather with family at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, on Tuesday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. with a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at St. Casimir Church, 146 Park St., Krakow, from 9-11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Fr. James Esser, OFM presiding. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Close your eyes and touch your heart. That heartbeat is yours and mine. I am not gone, only changed. When you wish for me to be there, just close your eyes and feel me near. For when the day comes and there are no more tomorrows, know that you were, are and always will be loved by me. -Mom
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