Susan M. Sopa, age 45, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born in Wausau, WI on April 10, 1966, the daughter of Franklin and Bonnie (Kohnhorst) Andreas. She married Shawn M. Sopa, on October 7, 1995, in Wausau, WI. Susan is survived by her husband, Shawn, children; Sawyer M. Sopa and Shania M. Sopa, mother; Bonnie Andreas of Waupaca, brother; Richard (Lisa) Andreas of Green Bay, nephew; Carson Andreas, and niece; Ava Andreas, both of Green Bay, mother-in-law and father-in-law; Sally and Ed Sopa of Waupaca, sisters-in-law; Holly Meza of Waupaca, Heidi (Elias) Vargas of Neenah, and Melissa Sopa of Waupaca, and brother-in-law; Shane Sopa of Waupaca. Susan was preceded in death by her father; Franklin Andreas.
Susan was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. She was employed with the K-Mart Corporation for 26 years, working both in Wausau and currently in Waupaca. While living in Wausau, she had done volunteer work at Wausau Hospital for about two years. Susan enjoyed gardening, camping, making artificial floral arrangements for weddings, and spending time with family and friends, but she always devoted the majority of her time to taking care of her family. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 11:00 AM., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI, with the Reverend Andy Behrendt, officiating. A memorial has been established in the name of Susan M. Sopa. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI assisted the family with arrangements.