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Sue John Askenette

Born: 1/27/1922

Died: 6/8/2005

Maiden Name: John

Honorific: n/a

Sue John Askenette, 83, of Neopit, Wisconsin, passed away June 8, 2005, at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was born January 27, 1922, in Stanley, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late George and Anna Anderson John.

She graduated from Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas. On May 14, 1941, Sue was united in marriage to Alexander Askenette Sr. in Ottawa, Kansas. Alex preceded her in death on December 17, 2003. Sue worked with the Head Start Program in Keshena and Neopit for 17 years and also did volunteer work. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Great Lakes Grandparent’s Program. Sue enjoyed going to the lake, watching her grandchildren, gardening, dancing, and reading.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Alex Jr.; a great-grandchild, Anthony; her parents; three sisters, and two brothers.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara L. Askenette and Linda Caldwell and husband, Eugene, all of Neopit, and Patricia Chapman and husband, Jerry, of Keshena; her sons, Orin L. Askenette of DePere, Donald E. Askenette and wife, Darnell, of Milwaukee, Wendell Askenette and wife, Susan, of Keshena, and David Askenette of Neopit; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Brenner and husband, Eugene, of California.

Sue John Askenette