Yongsun "Sue" StephenFebruary 12, 1939 ~ March 18, 2017 (age 78)
Yongsun “Sue” Stephen, age 78, of Viroqua passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 18, 2017 at the Bland-Bekkedal Center for Hospice in Viroqua after a courageous battle with cancer.
Sue was born on February 12th, 1939 in Iri City, South Korea. She married Michael Stephen on December 9th, 1974 in Seoul, South Korea. They adopted their daughter Susan Kay while stationed at Osan AFB in Korea. After mike retired from the Air Force and returning to Wisconsin, Sue worked at the La Crosse Garment Co. as a sewing machine operator from 1977-1980. She worked at the Elite Uniform Co. where many of her designs for cheerleading clothing were made from 1993-1999 She worked at Jack Winters from 1993-1999. She worked at ORC from 1999-2004 making military clothing. Sue loved people and was always willing to help others in whatever way she could. Sue loved to work with her flowers, cooking for family and friends, knitting, crocheting, and playing cards.
Sue leaves to morn, her husband Michael; Daughter Susan; grandson Robby; brother-in-law Larry (Helen) Stephen; sister-in-law Joan Stephen. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law Fredrick (Gerda) Stephen, John Stephen; and sister-in-law Patricia (Norman) Biggs.
Sue also leaves behind two special friends who were like sister to her; Kachewska (Kay) Johnson and Soung Sook Ryu.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Bland-Bekkedal Center for Hospice for their wonderful caring service and to Dr. William Calkins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Kathy Ingbritsen officiating. Burial will take place in the Viroqua Cemetery. Family and friends may call after 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials to the Bland-Bekkdal Center for Hospice or a charity of their choice. Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com.