Madeline "Sue" Susan Sierra

June 5, 1950 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 71)


Madeline "Sue" Susan Sierra went on to join her parents, Mary and Cecil Sierra and brothers, Steven and Russell Sierra in a loving, peaceful and painless place on Monday, April 18, 2022.

She is survived by her sister, Gloria (Warren) Gagnon; niece, Tara (Scott) Joles; great-nieces, Charlotte and Cecilia Joles; along with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, most especially Calvin Sierra. In addition, there are several lifelong friends and caring neighbors.  Those left behind will remember and celebrate her many accomplishments and interests.

Sue was born on June 5, 1950 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was raised in South Beloit and graduated from Beloit Catholic High School in 1968. She pursued teaching and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Marian College, only to discover that her epilepsy would keep her from that pursuit.  

She made an extremely independent move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she then obtained a Degree in Nursing that took her through her compassionate and dedicated career as a Nurse. She then returned in 2000 to help her widowed mother.

She never wavered as a Minnesota Vikings fan and was always a playful and teasing fan. She also had a love of reading and truly enjoyed her constant feline companion "Trouble". 

She never let obstacles get in her way, and even tackled a cutting-edge surgery that diminished her epilepsy, allowing her to obtain her driver’s license and conquer that last limitation. She has left a great example for us to celebrate and strive towards.  Thank you for all you have given to her life, and all that you have taken from her time here with us. 

We invite you, in person or in heart, to join us on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at St. Peters Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Boulevard, South Beloit, IL 61080. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm with a procession after to Mt. Thabor Cemetery in Beloit, WI. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church in South Beloit
620 Blackhawk Blvd.
South Beloit, IL 61080

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