Obituary: Sue Arntzen, 79, of Hannibal

Sue Arntzen
Posted: Nov. 30, 2019 6:35 pm Updated: Dec. 1, 2019 4:39 pm

Sue Arntzen, 79, of Hannibal, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.   Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook, Ill.

Friends and family are invited to Sue's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the funeral home.

Sue was born July 27, 1940, in Hannibal, to Lewis C. Barnette and Inez Lesseg Barnette.

She was married to Curtis F. Arntzen on Aug. 12, 1961, in Hull, Ill. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2019.  They were together for almost 60 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly A. Arntzen of O'Fallon, Mo.; one grandson, Blake Arntzen Lawrence; one sister, Melody Beucke (Bill) of Hannibal; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joyce McGuire and Vicki Lewis; and an infant brother, Rex.

Professionally, Sue retired as an operator for AT&T.

Sue truly enjoyed doing counted cross stitch. Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and going to auctions with her husband, Curtis, were also a few of Sue's favorites. An excellent cook, Sue made the best German Chocolate Oatmeal cake. Sue also loved the music of Elvis Presley and enjoyed reading in her free time. Most of all Sue loved her family and she especially cherished the moments she shared with her daughter, Kelly, and her grandson, Blake.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Marc Arntzen, Nathan Beucke, Nicholas Beucke, Brandon Welch, Brian Welch and Patrick Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Arntzen Lawrence, Gary Arntzen and Jason Busby.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association the St. Louis Chapter.

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