Sue Rickertsen

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Sue Rickertsen

April 13, 1948 - November 27, 2018

Sue Rickertsen Sue Ann Rickertsen, 70, of Camanche, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. A Funeral Mass will occur at 1 pm on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Church of the Visitation. A visitation will occur 3 hours prior from 10 am until time of the Funeral Mass at the Church on Monday. Burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Sue was born April 13, 1948 in Clinton, Iowa the daughter of Ernest and Della (Cole) Siem. She was a graduate of North Scott High School. Sue was united in marriage to Phil Rickertsen on August 16, 1969 at the Church of the Visitation, the first marriage to take place at the new Catholic Church in Camanche and where she was an original member.

In her early years Sue worked at several manufacturing facilities in the area. While working in the cafeteria at Duponts she met the love of her life and her future husband, Phil. Following their marriage Sue became a stay at-home mother. When her children grew older, she clean homes.

Sue enjoyed shopping, visiting craft stores, participating in league bowling, boating and loved games of chance, especially Canasta. She loved her fur-babies - her Westie Terriers. She also loved planting flowers and tending to her flower garden. She always enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. Above all, she loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

Sue is survived by her husband Phil Rickertsen of Camanche, IA; 2 daughters Zoe (Ryan) Norris of Chesapeake, VA and Tara (Steve) Bockelmann of Camanche, IA; son Mark (Sam) Rickertsen of Hutchinson, MN; 8 grandchildren; 2 sisters Linda (Jim) Fawcett of rural Camanche, IA and Patty (Leroy II) Mensinger of Camanche, IA; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Sue in death were her parents and sister - Karen Ellis.

Memorials made can be directed to the wishes of the family.

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Published on November 29, 2018
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Monday December 03, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Church of the Visitation

1028 Middle Rd, Camanche, IA, USA

Funeral Mass

Monday December 03, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Church of the Visitation

1028 Middle Rd, Camanche, IA, USA


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Marjorie Rathman Dec 18, 2018
Dec 18, 2018
Phil, You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May your memories be a source of comfort.
Lori Michaelsen
Dec 03, 2018
Tara- I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you
and your family.
Mary and Al Crider
Dec 01, 2018
Phil and family;
Our deepest sympathy to all. Sue was always a Super Neighbor and a very nice person. She will be missed by many in the community. I am sure she will find peace in Heaven. God bless all.
Ron Thomas
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your great loss at this time of year! May she rest in peace in God's Holy Kingdom!
Sandy and Bob Byers.
Nov 30, 2018
Phil, so sorry for your Family’s loss. Sue was a wonderful Lady. our thoughts and Prayers are with your family during this difficult timeβ€οΈπŸ™
Rick and Barb Knapp
Nov 30, 2018
Zoe Ryan, and family...Our hearts are with you during these saddest of days. May your hearts be comforted and may you experience the peace that passes all understanding....until you meet again. xo
Donna Campie
Nov 30, 2018
Loved her friendliness and her great humor, she was a great person
Jorge and Gloria Del Portillo
Nov 30, 2018
We are truly sorry for your loss! It’s hard to understand why things happen the way they do ,,, but she is now with our Lord. We are with you in spirit ... our hearts and prayers go out to you and family πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ
Coralea Mensinger
Nov 30, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. She was a special lady.
Todd Knapp
Nov 30, 2018
God Bless the family....and God Bless you, Sue. You created an amazing family....some of the very best I have ever met. They are still in great hands with you watching over them each day.
Allan and Mary Jo Behrens
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your lost, thoughts and prayers for all of the family.
Nick Hernandez
Nov 30, 2018
Our family is so sad for your loss and we are praying for loss. We love you Zoe! Semper Fi Phil.
Veronica Deevers (Ronnie)
Nov 30, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had the right words....just please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Lani Willis
Nov 30, 2018
Sue was a delight to know with her cheerful smile and sweet face. I was fortunate to have two of her children in my classroom and got to know her first that way. We had a friendship that lasted many years. It was my privilege to have known her. Condolences to her family.
Bob & Jodene
Nov 29, 2018
Our prayers go out to you & your family. Sue was a beautiful & wonderful person.
Mardella (Atkinson) Dorrel
Nov 29, 2018
Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.