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Susan M. Heisler Welter

June 3, 1953 — July 23, 2016

Susan M. Heisler Welter, 63 Devoted Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister, and Friend Susan M. Heisler Welter 63, of Rockford died unexpectedly Saturday July 23, 2016 at 1:47 PM at Rockford Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. Born June 3, 1953 in Rockford to Donald and Patricia (Fenelon) Heisler. Attended Muldoon High school until it closed, graduating from West High school in 1971. Married Michael Welter April 15, 1972, together they had two sons Christopher and Jonathan. Susan worked at Rockford Health Systems for 40+ years, she enjoyed her work, and all of her friends she made there. Susan is a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, and the Venetian Club. Susan was devoted to her family and friends she enjoyed entertaining at her home, and her proudest moment was being a "Nana" to her four grandchildren who she loved dearly. Susan loved vacationing and enjoyed the many vacations her and Michael took to Florida. Survivors include devoted husband Michael Welter of Rockford, sons Christopher Welter of Sarasota FL, Jonathan (Carrie) Welter of Rockford. Grandchildren Peyton Welter of Sarasota FL, and Talan, Adysen, and Cayden Welter of Rockford. Brothers Michael (Dorene) Heisler of Denver, CO, Steve (Sherry) Heisler of Simpsonville SC, David (Mary) Heisler of Roscoe IL; sisters Linda (Steve) Graceffa of Roscoe IL, Debbie McGuire Rockford IL, and sister and brother in law Ginny (Joe) Ernst of Azle TX. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Special friends Mark and Denise VanVleck and Jerry and Denise Davis. Predeceased in death by her grandparents, parents, brother James Heisler, and nephew Joseph Edward Ernst. The family would like to thank the staff of Rockford Memorial Hospital ICU for the compassionate care they showed Susan and her family. Memorial gathering Friday July 29, 2016 from 4-6pm in Fitzgerald funeral home 3910 North Rockton Ave. Express condolences online at In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Association

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Friday, July 29, 2016

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Riverside Chapel

3910 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103

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