Prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of the Rev. Dcn. Susan C. Burman who died January 10, 2021. She was 82. She is survived by her husband Harv, her four adult children and their spouses and numerous grandchildren.
Sue was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and baptized at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. She became a nurse and worked in that profession in a number of areas. Prior to pursuing ordination, she served as a volunteer parish nurse at St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac and as manager of The Parish Press housed the Cathedral. She noted in her letter of application for the ordination process the interest in "becoming more involved with projects involving stewardship of our earth, housing projects, exchange and partnership programs and work and mission projects." Following discernment and attending the diocesan Deacon's School, she was ordained to the Diaconate on October 3, 1998. She was assigned to serve St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac until assigned to serve Holy Trinity, Waupun in 2002.
Deacon Sue pursued her stated interests as a deacon. She helped coordinate diocesan mission trips to such places as Honduras and New Orleans, served as a nurse at summer camp, advocated for a number of events related to stewardship of the earth, and was the diocesan Episcopal Relief and Development Coordinator for many years. She participated in the life and worship of the church by her regular presence at diocesan events (especially loving to fly a Dove banner in processions) as will as a member of the diocesan Executive Council and Abuse Prevention Committee.
Due to the Covid pandemic, her funeral will be delayed until a time that all her loved her are able to be together in-person.
Deacon Sue requests that all memorials be made by donation to Episcopal Relief and Development.
An obituary is available at zacherlfuneralhome.com.