Susan Elaine Bricco was born October 17, 1957 in Shawano, WI, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rosalie (Kupsky) Bricco. Susan would put on a happy face for the people in the world around her. She gave people hope regardless of her own pain. Susan healed so many people with her presence, smile, laughter and kindness. It didn’t matter what was going on in her life when it came to the act of giving. It wasn’t just family she gave joy to, but she touched the hearts of many people in her own community and Japan as well. She gave them hope and warmth. They will forever be grateful to her. The lives she touched in Japan had a domino effect. Every person she helped went on to help another person. She will forever be immortalized in Choanji, Japan at a temple. She will be honored as family there. She taught people fairness and honesty. Susan lived to help people through the most difficult moments of their life. I feel fortunate to know and respect that side of her. Seeing hope on a cloudy day is nearly impossible, but Susan became the sunshine that cleared every cloud away. She lived to inspire people to be the best person they could be. Susan has two children she loves dearly. I know she wants the best for both of their lives. Being a mother is dedication, sacrifice, pain and hard times in life. I will be forever grateful for every kind word of encouragement. Susan loved her three grandsons more than life itself. Some of her happiest times were spent with them. Every second with them was precious to her. Her love for her sisters is unconditional and pure of heart. Death is not a condition; it is a part of life. For that reason Susan’s love will never die. Susan truly wanted the best for everyone. She taught that happiness wasn’t a dream to reach for; it is a reality waiting to be lived. Susan will be missed more than she will ever know; however, Susan’s love that she spread upon the earth will live forever.
“This morning I woke up with life shattering news…my mother had passed away. I remember talking to her a day ago. We laughed together as we always do. She is not just the person that gave me life. She is my best friend and the person I seek when I feel lost in this world. I don’t think we always see this as kids, but moms are more important than we could ever know. We sometimes take for granted who they are, or maybe we don’t see them for who they truly are. Too often than not in this time era, people go for years without speaking to their parents. When they are gone is when we actually notice, and we never get that time back. I was fortunate to speak to my mom on almost a daily basis. I got to know who she was besides being a wonderful mother and my hero.”
– Brian Schider
Survivors include: daughter, Angie Schider, Wausau; son, Brian (Crystal) Schider, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean; grandchildren: Tyler Koehler, Jacob Schider, and Aiden Bridgewater; sisters: Diana (Mike) Kasperek, Sandy Krainik, and Patti (Terry) McAuly. Susan was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry Bricco Jr.; and a granddaughter, Lexi.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with Deacon Howard Bricco officiating. Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.