Sue Staves went home to Jesus on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at the age of 61. She passed away after a valiant battle with COVID-19.
Suzanne Marie was born to Doren and Irene (Bown) Daniels on November, 24th, 1959 in Shell Lake, WI. She talked fondly of many wonderful childhood memories; all of the fun cars she drove from the family junkyard, trips to her grandparents' houses, hijinks with her siblings, cousins and friends. As a young woman she enjoyed playing softball and shooting pool. As an adult she worked at Barron County Federal Savings and Loan, Spooner Post Office, Ackley Novelty and 25+ years at the Spooner United Methodist Church as their secretary. Sue loved her church and church family; she lovingly devoted many years of service to her church.
Sue met her husband, soul mate and best friend, Ken in the spring of 1979. They were married at the Spooner United Methodist Church on May 30th, 1981. Just a short year later they welcomed their daughter Shannon and knowing they always wanted more children started the adoption process. Five years later they joyously welcomed their son Kristopher. Family was so important to Sue. The bond in the Daniels' family was a strong one because of Sue. She was always there to take care of her parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews in any way she could.
While pregnant with Shannon she became sick and 2 years later she had her first kidney transplant, given by a generous family who lost their son in an accident. In 2004, her brother Rick gave her his kidney which was unsuccessful due to an error by the doctors. Just a short year later her husband, Ken was able to give her his kidney which lasted 7 years. In 2012 her sister, Barb donated her kidney to a stranger on Sue's behalf, as part of a paired exchange program.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend she also loved travelling with Ken, spending time with her grandchildren, garage saling/thrift store shopping, baking, decorating, playing scrabble and solitaire. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.
Sue joins her mom, Irene (Bown) Daniels, her in-laws, Beverly (Crull) and Richard Staves, brother, Steve Daniels, in Heaven. She is survived by her loving husband, Ken, daughter Shannon (Nick) Frederickson, son Kristopher (Nichole) Staves, grandkids Gracie (17), Sammie (14), Brianna (17), Dylan (12), Cameron (7), father Doren Daniels, sister Crick (Curt) Brimblecom, brother Rick (Lynn) Daniels, sister Barb (Rick) Goeckner, several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, and numerous cousins whom she loved like siblings.
A funeral service and celebration of life will be held later in 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Sue's name to The Spooner United Methodist Church.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
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