Susan J. Preuss

Susan J. Preuss, 73, of Elroy, Wis., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse.

She was born Nov. 15, 1945, to Harwood “Gus” and Jean (Bosanny) Halberg in La Crosse. She graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School and later the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in education. She was an educator in the Onalaska School District for many years.

Susan was united in marriage to Don “Duke” Preuss on Jan. 6, 1968, in Eau Claire. They lived in the Onalaska and La Crosse area, and following retirement, they moved to Elroy. He preceded her in death Sept. 7, 2004.

She enjoyed visiting with people, her camel collection, puzzles of all kinds and talking about her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Mara (Jamie) Halverson of Ettrick, Wis., and Kari Preuss (Bill Dedrick) of Elroy; her grandchildren, Clay, Coy and Kala Halverson and Paige and Dane Hyer; her brothers, Mike (Marge), Phillip, David (Cindy) and Andy Halberg; and her sister, Ellen (Jim) Lavelle.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 4–8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy. For online information, go to

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