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Susanna Avon Kuhlmann

January 26, 1932 — January 21, 2023

Susanna Avon (DeBack) Kuhlmann, age 90 of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Susanna, Susie to everyone who knew her, was born in Big Bend, Wisconsin on January 26, 1932 the daughter of Charles and Winifred (nee Blott) DeBack and was the oldest of five children.

Predeceased by her parents, her husband Clarence “Doc” Kuhlmann, her brothers Donald and Charles DeBack, brother-in-law Joseph Pagano, and sister-in-law Elaine DeBack.

Susie is survived by her sisters, Elaine Pagano, Barbara (Lee) Jacobi, sister-in-law Caroline DeBack and by her loving son Randall (Carol) Kuhlmann of Brookfield; her granddaughters, Allison (Gordon) Bauer and Alexis (John Gordon) Sofyanos and five great-grandchildren, Lainie, Gordon, Sloane, Blair and Jack and by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Susie was spirited with a fire-cracker personality who loved to wave her red hat. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2400 W. State Rd 59, Waukesha, WI 53189 with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery chapel, S22 W22890 E. Broadway Waukesha.

The family would like to thank the staff at ProHealth Regency Senior Communities and their Memory Care Unit; Care-Age of Brookfield and Badger Hospice for their excellent care.

Please send memorials to:
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. in memory of Susanna Kuhlmann, 9400 Boerner Drive,
Hales Corners, WI 53130 which will be used for the Gardening Program and a rose plaque in her and Doc’s names.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Susanna Avon Kuhlmann, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

2400 WI-59, Waukesha, WI 53189

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