Sue Weiss (Betty Jeanne, nee Borchardt, Weiss) died on April 13, 2023 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was born to Helen V. (nee Meyer) and Albert A. Borchardt March 24, 1930 in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Susie married her true love Robert M. Weiss (deceased) on February 7, 1948. Sue is survived by one brother, A. David Borchardt of Elm Grove, WI; her children, Lynn (Bill) Overton, of Holts Summit, MO; Beth (Bob) McAllister of Middleville, MI; and Bob (Kim) Weiss, of Grand Rapids, MI, 2 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, 8 great-grandsons and 3 great-granddaughters, step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Sue was an artist who never stopped painting, drawing, and taking lessons until her last years. Her painting was chosen for the stained-glass design on the doors to the Chapel of Beacon Hill Eastgate. They featured her watercolor paintings in several art shows, and several grace the homes of her family members.
Susie was loved by her many friends, was a wonderful cook and loved having friends and family for meals and celebrations of holidays and friendships. She took advantage of opportunities to travel to visit friends and family, and also see the great works of famous artists in Paris. She was preceded in death by many dear friends and loved ones and found that living into her 90’s without Bob and her friends was a daily test in finding her joy – which she did. Sue was a strong and true believer in Jesus and loved the comfort in knowing Him and his mother, Mary.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 25 at 2:00 pm, followed by a private family celebration of her life. Sue will be buried beside her beloved husband at Holy Angels Cemetery, West Bend, Wisconsin.
Dear Weiss family ,
I am very sad to hear of your Moms passing . She was such a lovely lady and I’m sure she will be missed by many . God bless Sue and it is a comfort for you all to know she is reunited with your Dad.
Gail Simpson Wolf
Dear Beth, Lynn and Bob –
My heart is sad to know that your mom has passed…….. I always see her with a smile on her face and I can hear her laugh! She has lived a long, long time without your dad – and now she is finally with him again! Her death brings up so many fun Weiss times…… love to each of you, Mary “B”
Sue Weiss was such a special person. I loved being with her, laughing with her and learning from her. I watched her being kind to everyone and want to follow her example. Her art is a beautiful reflection of a gifted yet humble person.
I loved to listen to her stories! She would often tell of her love for her kids: Bob, Lynn and Beth but also her grandkids and great grandkids. I am grateful that she is reunited with her husband after so many years, but I will miss her and look forward to a reunion.
Thank you Weiss family, for sharing Sue with me!
A wonderful tribute to a beautiful, loving Aunt! Even though I have not seen her in a long time, my memory of her laugh, joy and kindness will always be remembered. Love to you Lynn, Beth, Bob and kids.