Sue Steckbauer, beloved by many, passed away, way too young, July 13, 2021, at the age of 54, in Green Valley, Arizona, in the comfort of her home and family.
She was born January 2, 1967, at the Atlantic Hospital, the daughter of Rosemary (Fay) and John Cassell.
Sue graduated from Superior High School and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with her degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she went on to receive her master’s degree in business administration at University of Wisconsin- Stout.
She started her teaching career in Hatley, Wisconsin as the 5th grade teacher and principal. During this time, she dealt with a tornado which tore the roof off of the school, followed by a fire, and severe water damage. Soon after, she married her lifelong partner, Dan Steckbauer, on December 27, 1997, and started the next chapter of her life in River Falls, Wisconsin, as the principal of Saint Bridget Parish School. In 2014, her interests soon became dedicated to Saint Bridget Catholic Church as the parish administrator. After 5 years, Sue, and her husband, decided to retire to Green Valley, Arizona with dreams of traveling.
Sue always had a passion towards education, changing her community for the better, and having a good time. Sue enjoyed spending time with her family playing board games, going out downtown to share stories with friends, playing pickle-ball, and going on much needed vacations. In her free time, Sue enjoyed gardening, landscaping, remodeling, home projects, and always adding a perfect touch of class to her surroundings. She was strong willed and determined to finish projects with perfection whether it was at home or work. She always looked forward to watching the Packer games, visiting her family, and making plans to her next travel destination.
Throughout Sue’s many adventures, regardless of the many bumps in the road, she always had a smile on her face and passion in her heart. She opened the eyes and hearts of many community members, neighbors, and friends. Words cannot express the deep sorrow and loss of those who loved Sue. She will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Cassell, brother, Patrick Cassell, mother-in-law, Dolores Steckbauer, and her brother-in-law, John Dupont.
Sue is survived by her husband, Dan Steckbauer of Green Valley, Arizona; two daughters, Katelyn and Morgan, her mother, Rosemary Cassell; four sisters, Melanie (Gary) Cockerham, Mona Calhoun, Joanie Cassell, Colleen (Ernesto) Rodriguez; and by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Remembrance will be held August 7, 2021, at Saint Bridget Catholic Church, River Falls, Wisconsin. The visitation will begin at 9:00am, followed by the Mass of Remembrance at 11:00am, with a meal following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to the family.