Sue Catherine Bailey

BRIGGSVILLE - Sue Catherine Bailey, 75, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, after patiently living with cancer for the past eleven years.  She was a very giving person, who thought more about helping others than worry about herself.  Over the phone you could always hear the smile in her voice.

She was born in Madison on December 18, 1946, to Ken and Dolores Theisen.  After she attended St. Bernard’s Grade School, she graduated from Madison East High School in 1965. 

Sue, while she was married to Richard Boosted, had two daughters, Julie and Theresa.

Sue married Dan Bailey on June 20, 1998, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Briggsville.
She is survived by her loving husband Dan, her daughter Theresa (Kevin) Hanko; her son-in-law Dennis Owen, her two sisters, Teri (Dave) Kinney and Jean (Bob) Dye; her two brothers, Bill (Glo) Theisen and Jeff (Dee) Theisen, a granddaughter Melanie (Ian) Moganson, a great grandson Jamie Moganson, two stepdaughters, Danielle (Sean) Steen and Michelle Hicks. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her daughter Julie Owen, and her parents, Ken and Dolores.
Sue began her work career as an Assistant at the top of State St. PhotoMat store, where she loved meeting all the customers.  There she met her mentor, Cita Schaller, who recruited her to work at the Grant Thornton CPA firm in Madison, where she made everyone who came in feel welcome for over 25 years.

She was active in the Briggsville American Legion 329 Women’s Auxiliary, St. Bernard’s Madison Dinner Partners, and the Red Hat Ladies.

Sue had a heart of gold, always thinking of others ahead of herself. She was a great cook and loved to entertain.  Everyone was welcome in her home, especially for the annual Bailey Golf Open.   She was an avid card player, specializing in euchre and 500.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Briggsville, WI. with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Inurnment will be at a later date. Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

Special thanks to the staff at William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, and the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care.

We are grateful for the many ways you all added to her quality of life during the past few years.
Her life has been one of support and service to her family and friends.  Now we rejoice that she is resting in the loving arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be made to: the Schoenstott Sisters, Agrace HospiceCare, St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Briggsville WI, or the charity of your choice.