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Susan Lee Whitney
Susan Lee Whitney

Susan Lee Whitney, age 70, of Monroe, formerly of Perry, IA, Wheaton, IL and Beloit, WI passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born the daughter of Albert and Doris (Anderson) Shepherd on March 15, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. Sue was united in marriage to Ralph Whitney on June 8, 1968.

Sue was deeply loved as a bride, mom, grandma and friend to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She was an extraordinary woman with the kindest, most loving joyful spirit. In the presence of Sue, you would find the comfort of home.

You would remember her giddy smile and contagious laughter as she found happiness in the littlest things in life. One of her favorite pastimes was enjoying time with her beloved husband and dog as they enjoyed morning coffee and cocktails on their decks in the evening.

Sue is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ralph of Monroe; her daughters, Laurie (Marvin) Massey and Jennifer (Dave Dahms) Whitney; grandchildren, Whitney and Spencer Massey, Jessica Whitney-Johnson, Cassaundra Thonen, and Rachel Johnson; siblings, Janet Shepherd-Meier and Robert (Larry Sonsthagen) Shepherd. She is further survived by nieces and nephews, Chadwell, Michelle, and Matthew Meier; and her loving companion, their dog, Buddy; and granddog, Scout.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, John Shepherd.

Private family services will be held. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Sue’s name; 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 58105 or or Green County Humane Society; N3156 State Rd 81, Monroe, WI 53566.

Heaven has welcomed a beautiful angel; she will be infinitely missed here on earth.