Susi Cavness
Date of Death: July 28, 2021
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Beverley Owen
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Sunday 8/22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Susan (Susi) Louise Cavness was born and lived in Peoria, Illinois with her parents Tom and Ruth Gorsuch, two older sisters and one older brother.  In her freshman year of college, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes with the complication of cataracts in both eyes, causing blindness that was resolved by surgery. In her…

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Ed Dunkelblau left a message on August 23, 2021:
As I remember Susie, tears fill my eyes. Her vibrant enthusiasm for life and music will forever influence my soul. Her wide eyed infectious laugh will always live in my heart. She sang like an angel and now the angels get to sing with her. The world is a slightly less loving place with her absence from it. She completed Steve and he completed her. Steve, may your memories of your time together bring you great joy and solace. My deepest heartfelt condolences.
Joel Sandberg left a message on August 22, 2021:
Free thinker, fighter, the personification of persistence in the face of adversity. I will remember Susi for these.
Kathy Chleborad left a message on August 21, 2021:
Hi from Arizona. Bill and I were saddened by the news of Susi's passing. We had so many great times together after meeting Steve and Susi in Jamaica in 1991. We traveled together and had many wonderful times dining out and playing games at our homes. Great memories of hearing her lovely voice in White Heron. Susi taught me to make jewelry, and helped Bill with his piano study. Good laughs, good conversations, she will be cherished forever in our hearts. Bill and Kathy Chleborad
Rick Bjella left a message on August 19, 2021:
I had the great honor of working with Susi in the White Heron Chorale, now NewVoices, where she often had featured solos and her rich and deep mezzo voice enhanced the sound of the entire choir. She was a positive force for good in all that she took on and will be deeply missed by all. I am glad that she is enriching the angels' chorus and probably has a good joke to tell as well. Steve, you have been amazing through all of the trials in the last several years and I admire your dedication to making her life as comfortable as possible through the good and the tough times. With love and respect, Rick and Linda Bjella
Angie Buchanan left a message on August 2, 2021:
Her suffering is over. She has gone shining. Now she is everywhere, now she is everything, Susie, may you ever be part of the Universal song of creation and beauty. Hail the Traveler.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
dave espinosa-aguilar left a message on August 2, 2021:
i am filled with sadness and joy in this parting. the loss of a dear soul sister, and yet an end to a long suffering. you were beautiful in so many ways, Susie. you had tremendous strength and courage to endure the challenges you faced, and i'll never forget our wonderful times shared together in circles of purpose.
Nick Jacobson left a message on August 1, 2021:
Susi was a dear friend, mentor, and shining light in my life. I wish her family peace.
Beverley Owen left a message on August 1, 2021:
She was a treasure to all her friends and family. We will miss her.
Kathy Orth, SAI alumnae chapter Pres. left a message on July 31, 2021:
Susi was a long-time member of our Appleton area SAI chapter - a music fraternity for women. We always enjoyed her presence and contributions to our group. She was loved and will be missed
Mike & Kristin Howlett left a message on July 30, 2021:
Sending love and care and condolences. Susi was a wonderful and inspiring person. We’ll always cherish her friendship and artistic spirit❤️
Nancy Capizzi left a message on July 30, 2021:
Dear Steve, we are so sorry for your loss. Susi was a kind and loving friend. Joe and I have many fond memories of our times together in Appleton.
Bob Williams left a message on July 30, 2021:
Susi was a bright light in White Heron Chorale and a joy to all who knew her. She will be remembered fondly for many years to come.
Patricia DeCorsey left a message on July 30, 2021:
My sister with the moon-kissed hair, journey well into the stars. I will miss you forever. All my love to Steve.
Heather Westley left a message on July 30, 2021:
Steve and family, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. May fond memories hold you close as you say goodbye. I will miss Susi's smile, her creativity, her song and her beautiful soul.
mary Schmidt left a message on July 30, 2021:
Steve and family: Susi was a unique spirit and stayed true to her passions and beliefs no matter what. She was intelligent, unusual (in a good way), talented, and one of the kindest people I have ever met even during her illnesses. Music brought us together and I'm glad our paths connected. She will me missed. Mar
Nancy Rickhoff left a message on July 30, 2021:
Steve and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. White Heron Chorale was better for her having been in it. Her beautiful smile will always be remembered and her kindness cherished. Susi will truly be missed. My most sincere condolences.
Bonnie Burke left a message on July 30, 2021:
You have touched the world and will be dearly missed.❤️
Jenna Stone left a message on July 30, 2021:
Ah, Susi, my sister, I will miss you. Your passion, creativity, wit, humor, and that glorious voice. Gentle journey, my beautiful friend.
Edi Matsumoto left a message on July 30, 2021:
Beautiful Susi. Beautiful inside out. We did not have a chance to create an enchanted garden together but we were connected through our love of art and beauty. We miss you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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