Susan A. “Susie” Engels, 79, of Sheffield passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Long Term Care in Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan. Father Mike Miller will celebrate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Annawan. A visitation for Susie will be from 4-7 pm on Friday at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd., Atkinson. A Rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm prior to the visitation. Memorials may be left to Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Susan was born February 11, 1934 in Annawan, IL, the daughter of Clarence S. and Marie R. (Bohart) DeDecker. She graduated from Annawan High School in 1953. She worked as a forewoman for General Electric Co. in Morrison, IL for over 30 years. She was also a waitress at the Ranch House in Hennepin, IL for over 30 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield, IL. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling, visiting with people and attending auctions and yard sales.
Susan is survived by 2 brothers: Stanley (MaryAnn) DeDecker, Port Byron, IL, Gary (Janet) DeDecker, East Moline, IL; 2 nephews: Brian (Gia) DeDecker, Boulder, CO, Craig (Carly) DeDecker, Bettendorf, IA; 2 great nephews and 2 great nieces: Aiden, Niamh, Corbin and Claire; close friends and classmates