3/27/2018 8:16:00 AM Susan L. Procek b. July 11, 1956 d. March 24, 2018
Susan L. Procek, 61, of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice with her family at her side. Susan was born to the late Fletcher "Jim" and Diane (Schreiber) Lewis in Milwaukee on July 11, 1956. She graduated from South Division High School in 1974 and was united in marriage on October 26th of the same year to Edward J. Procek at St. Matthews Catholic Church on S. 25th St. and W. Scott St. in Milwaukee.
Susan first worked at Arlan's Department Store, proudly her first union job. She also worked for the dental office of Dr. Kulas in Milwaukee and the dental office of Dr. Werwie in Sheboygan, Marc's Big Boy Restaurant in Sheboygan and finally at Wigwam Mills. Susan loved the social aspect of bartending as she was a bartender at various places along the way.
Susan's grandchildren were a source of great pride and joy. She loved to spend time making cookies with, and for, them and always spoiling them. In her earlier years she enjoyed miniature bowling, camping, a friendly brat fry as well as live music and dancing. She was also a member of the Crooked Lake Sports Club and the Crooked Lake Yacht Club during many years at Hoeft's Resort. Susan was a strong and vocal advocate for workers' rights. She lobbied for organized labor unions regularly and led the way in many of their campaigns and discussions as a Member and Officer of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 147-T, also as a Delegate and Executive Board Member to the Sheboygan County Labor Council AFL-CIO. In January 2018, Susan was awarded the honor of Sheboygan County AFL-CIO 2018 Labor Person of the Year.
Susan is survived by her husband, Ed; children, Eddie (Ewa) Procek and Jolene (Jeremy) Klein; grandchildren, Casey Procek, Ian Procek and Lauren Wadyko; brothers, Tony (Erica) Lewis, Bill Lewis and Fred Lewis as well as godchildren, other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by son Adam, her parents, sisters Janine "Jean" and Cindy, and brother James "Jimmer", and loving pets Fred and Cuddles.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Susan on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan beginning at 1:00 p.m. There will be a time of visitation prior to the Mass at church from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Greendale Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.reinboldfh.com.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Zurich in Sheboygan, Dr. Tammela at St. Vincent in Green Bay, Dr. Bettag in Sheboygan, Dr. Parikh in Sheboygan, Dr. Aburajab at Froedtert in Milwaukee, Dr. Werner, the St. Nicholas 4th Floor and Operating Room nurses, as well as the Staff of all the Doctors and their facilities. Lastly, to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care and support of Susan and her family.