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MAULE Sue Ann
Birth: 9 Dec 1940 Sandusky, Ohio
Death: 10 May 2020
Cause of Death: lymphoma
In 1985, SueAnn lived in Whittenberg, Wis.
Source: Lew Maule (1EE1111)
1990: PO Box 55 Wittenberg, WI 54499
facebook: from Castalia, Ohio, Margaretta HS 1958, Capital Univ 1962, lives in
Stevens Point, Wisc.
26 Nov 2012 fb msg from Sue Ann: " read books at home and do questions for the
Accelerated Reader program in the schools. It is an international program. The
company, Renaissance Learning, started very small, grew quickly and was recently
bought by an English company. So some of the books are British now. I have to go
about 30 miles one afternoon a week to do editing. Great part time job."
fb post on her account by her son Mike McAbee
Sue Ann (nee Maule) McAbee, 79
May 15, 2020
Sue Ann (Maule) McAbee, age 79, added her soprano to the choirs of Heaven on May
10, 2020, as a result of lymphoma. Sue Ann was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on
December 9, 1940, to Harry and Marie (Grealy) Maule.
Sue Ann was a direct decedent of Thomas Maule, a Quaker, who settled in Salem,
Massachusetts in 1668. He was jailed for publicly criticizing the Puritan leaders and
was acquitted for expressing his religious beliefs, a pivotal point in leading the
adoption of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In fear that Sue Ann would not survive, at five weeks of age and fighting whooping
cough, Sue Ann became a child of God through baptism into her German great-
grandparentsí Lutheran faith.
Sue Ann grew up as an only child and was blessed with the attention of both parents.
She had a delightful childhood fishing with her father, watching him build the familyís
home in Castalia, Ohio, and riding with him from the age of three on his Indian
motorcycle. Inside their home, alongside her mother, she learned to sew, take care of
a home, and become an excellent cook.
Sue Ann was valedictorian of the class of 1958 at Margaretta High School in Castalia.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, in
1962, where she met her husband, Roger Leon McAbee, in the lunch line. They were
married on September 2, 1962, at Grace Lutheran Church in Castalia.
Sue Annís work life was dictated by where Rogerís study and ministry led them. While
he studied at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, she worked in public
relations from the Tuberculosis Society and as an assistant at the Ohio State
University music library. Rogerís year of internship took them to Zion Lutheran Church
in Ferndale, Michigan.
After Roger was ordained in 1965, he was called to two small rural churches in
Southwestern Wisconsin. Being a pastorís wife kept Sue Ann busy, and it was in
Dodgeville, Wisconsin, where their two children, Dawn and Michael, were born. She
was able to be a stay-at-home mom during Rogerís ministry in Wooster, Ohio, and
Sue Ann returned to the workforce in suburban Chicago, where she learned to set
type on a computer, which assured her of a job on a chain of suburban newspapers,
and also in Wausau, after the family moved to Wittenberg, Wisconsin. During the 23
years they spent in Wittenberg while Roger served as chaplain at Homme Home of the
Aging, Sue Ann branched from typesetting to a variety of occupations. She worked in
direct sales with Home Interiors; she planned Jail and Bails and Chefís Auctions for
the March of Dimes; was the director of the Wittenberg Senior Center, and did
telephone sales for Neuskeís Meat. Her favorite positions highlighted her passion for
news and writing, serving as a columnist targeting interesting local residents for the
Wittenberg weekly newspaper, and even more so, covering news in Antigo and
Rhinelander, Wisconsin for WATK/WRLO.
Sue Annís activities at Trinity included serving on the church council, youth and
worship committees, and Stephen Ministry. She was a graduate of the East Central
Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA, Lay School of Ministry, and participated in continuing
education classes. She recorded obituaries and news for the Portage County
Caregivers and served a year reading with second graders for United Way.
Above all, Sue Annís family and faith were highlights of her life. She is survived by her
daughter, Dawn McAbee, Plover, and Dawnís sons, Justin McAbee-Jensen, Wisconsin
Rapids, and Austin Jensen, Plover. She is further survived by her son, Michael
McAbee, Postville, Iowa, and his children, Lula, Postville, and Abraham, Wausau,
Wisconsin. She is further survived by a grand-granddaughter, three great-grandsons,
including Gavyn Jensen, who kept her feeling young and had a special place in her
Sue Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marie Maule, and her
husband, Roger, who died an untimely death in 2006 from a brain tumor.
Due to COVID-19, details for a Memorial Service will be held announced at a later
date. Burial of her ashes will be at a later date in the Maule family plot in Castalia
Cemetery in Castalia, Ohio.
ďWe do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the
Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord, so then, whether we live or whether we die,
we are the Lordís. For to this end, Christ died and lived again, so that he might be
Lord of both the dead and the living.Ē Romans 14:7-9
Contributions in Sue Annís Honor may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Stevens
Point, the East Central Wisconsin Lay School, Capital University, Trinity Lutheran
Seminary of Columbus. Ohio, or the charity of the donorís choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
MAULE Harry William (19 Jan 1913 - 8 Jan 1996)
GREALY Marie Albertina (20 Apr 1915 - 22 May 1985)
MAULE Sue Ann (9 Dec 1940 - 10 May 2020)
Marriage To MCABEE Roger Leon (26 Nov 1938 - 21 Nov 2006)
m. 2 Sep 1962 Grace Lutheran Church, Castalia, Ohio
MCABEE Leon ()
SULLIVAN Ercelle ()
Children by MCABEE Roger Leon 26 Nov 1938 - 21 Nov 2006
MCABEE Dawn Marie ()
MCABEE Michael Roger ()
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