Susan “Sue” Lyn (Ludtke) Weyh

PORTAGE – Susan “Sue” Lyn (Ludtke) Weyh, 45, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on February 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Sue was born August 5, 1969 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the daughter of Dan and Pat Ludtke.  She married her best friend, Mike Weyh on October 30, 1993 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rosendale, Wisconsin. They met while they were both attending school at UW-River Falls where she received a Liberal Arts degree. Sue was incredibly ambitious and wore many hats to include business owner - previously Hoopla! and Candy Bouquet and currently Maid Spotless. In addition she assisted Mike on the farm, worked at Lands’ End, was Clerk for the Town of Lewiston and most recently worked for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. She was passionate about the community and was very active in many areas to include the Main Street Portage Board, Columbia County Fair Board, 4H Leader for Menominee Merrymakers, Portage Rotary, Portage Area Chamber of Commerce, Portage Curling Club and Columbia County Pork Partners.

Sue was an enthusiastic curler and her women’s team won the USWCA National Championship Bonspiel in Portage in 2013. Mike and Sue both looked forward to curling each winter in the mixed league at the Portage Curling Club. She also enjoyed golf, snowmobiling, tropical vacations (where ‘vacation Sue’ would make an appearance) and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Sue is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Mike Weyh; her parents, Dan and Pat Ludtke of Brandon; brother, Paul (Caroline Karlshoej) Ludtke of Huntley, IL and their children, Nathan and Evan;  brother, Mark (Michelle) Ludtke of Brandon and their children Matthew, Mitchell and Mason;  mother and father-in-law, Dennis and Beverly Weyh of Portage; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Dang) Ervine of Schertz, TX and Amy (Travis) Thomforde of Goodhue, MN and their children, Grace and Libby, as well as many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Glenn and Bernice Ludtke and maternal grandparents, Oscar and Julie Reitz.

Sue’s loving spirit, kindness, generosity and infectious laugh will be sorely missed. She had a beautiful soul that touched everyone she met. She was “one of the special ones” and was a blessing in this life and beyond. She will live on through her spirit and her generous gift of organ donations.

Visitation will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at W8267 Highway 33 East, Portage, WI 53901 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm followed immediately by the service on Saturday, February 28th.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be donated to an organization of their choice.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)