Suzanne Willer

Suzanne Willer, age 76, of Quincy, died on Saturday, August 26, 2023 in University Hospital, Iowa City. She was born on September 28, 1946 in Quincy the daughter of Carl & Virginia (Muehlenfeld) James. She married George Willer on September 17, 1966. He survives. Suzanne was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the St. Mary School of Nursing, where she was president of her nursing class. Mrs. Willer worked as a nurse in the Quincy area for many years, working for many physicians, including Dr. Shonegood, Dr. Dalal and Dr. Margul. She later worked for several years as a nurse at the Quincy Senior Center. Suzanne was extremely proud of the family farm. Along with her husband and children, she worked many years at the family dairy, Farview Dairy.

Her family were her pride and joy. In addition to her husband, Suzanne is also survived by:
HER CHILDREN: Todd Willer (Cathy); Troy Willer (Tina); and Tara Willer Stegeman (Bill Wiemelt).
HER GRANDCHILDREN: Colette Willer, Wade Willer, Paige Willer, Payton Willer, Paisley Willer, Brooke Stegeman and Brianna Stegemen.
STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Kayla Vaughn (Mitchell); Blake Power and Afton Frye (Carson)
A SISTER: Linda Graves (Bob)
Numerous nieces, nephews, step-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law: Roger Stegemen, Jr. and a brother Michael James.

Pallbearers will be Wade Willer, Nick Willer, Payton Willer, Jeremy Rose, Bill Wiemelt and Kim Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 9:45 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:30 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Andy Tullis on August 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Sending virtual hugs and loving prayers to my Uncle George and my cousins Todd, Troy and Tara. I was always welcomed with open arms by my Aunt Suzanne. She always made sure my belly full food when I was there for a visit from CA. Thank you Aunt Suzanne, always loved and forever in our hearts.

  2. Shari Keck on August 28, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    My sincere sympathy to George, his children, and all other families. Suzanne was such a sweet and thoughtful person. We will be heading out of town Thursday morning, so unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral service. Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with all families. Sincerely, Denny and Shari Keck

  3. Darlene Schulte Fitkin on August 29, 2023 at 8:41 am

    My prayers for husband, children, grand children and her sister Linda. Although will not be there with you, will be there in my heart. She was always good to my mother, her Aunt Rita Schulte. A very kind and giving person.

  4. Dennett Hanke on August 29, 2023 at 9:49 am

    So sorry for all of Suzanne’s family. I will always remember her kind heat and sweet smile. Love and Prayers to all from all of my family in Georgia.
    Dennett Hanke (Schulte

  5. Damhorst Rita on August 29, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Suzanne’s passing. She was a classmate of mine at Notre Dame & was a sweet person. May you cherish all good memories.

  6. George & Nancy Huber on August 30, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to George & Family.

  7. David Schulte on August 31, 2023 at 7:05 am

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    I have very fond memories of my cousin Susan. She was my brother Danny’s god mother. She was so giving. My mother Rita Muehlenfeld is her mother’s sister. I remember when I was in grade school, and she had married and moved out to the dairy, she invited us to come visit during Christmas break. She brought a pony up to the driveway so we could ride it.
    I thought I had arrived. Such a kind and wonderful person. I have no doubt we shall meet again.
    My deepest sympathies to your who family. David Schulte

  8. Tim and Karen Carnagan on September 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Our deepest sympathies.

  9. Lonny Lemon on September 1, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Gene, Todd, Troy, and Tara:
    It was with a sad heart I read this news about the loss of your beloved wife and mother. I will pray that God gives all of you the strength you need in the difficult moments ahead and that HE will Bless you with only the great memories you created and shared with her. God Bless.

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