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Susan Feldhake

Dec 2nd, 1949 - Sep 11th, 2019

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. 

Private burial is planned.  


   Susan C. Feldhake, age 69, of Watson, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at her home.

   She was born December 2, 1949, in Warroad, Minnesota, the daughter of Arvid and Mildred “Millie” (Gillie) Christiansen.  She was united in marriage to Steven R. Feldhake on February 4, 1969.

   Susan was a caring homemaker and an accomplished author and humorist.  She wrote historical Christian romance novels and countless short stories for magazines and journals, sometimes under the pen name “Brenda Bancroft.”  She also taught and conducted symposiums for aspiring writers.  Susan was a mom to many and welcomed the friends of her children into her home.  She enjoyed taking care of and loving her many “fur babies,” including the family “grand dogs.”  Her family takes comfort in knowing Susan has found peace.

   She is survived by her husband: Steve Feldhake of Watson; 4 children: Marie (Brent) Ray of St. Peters, MO, Mark (Lori) Feldhake of Louisville, Sylvia (Dusten) McKnelly of Louisville, KY, and Stephanie (Branden) Loy of Tolono; 7 grandchildren: Garrett Ray, Connor Ray, Katelyn Thomas, Brittany Feldhake, Morgan Feldhake, Savannah McKnelly, and Beau Loy; siblings: Kenneth (Julia) Christiansen of North Dakota and Steve (Charlotte) Christiansen of Minnesota.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Joseph Christiansen.

   A visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Private burial is planned.  


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Rick and Trudy Stanford

September 12th

We are so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family.

Amy Welborn , Maggie , Macey & Bryce

September 12th

Sending our love & prayers

Angie Monical

September 12th

So sorry for the loss of your mom. I love your family and will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Todd and Jo Anne

September 12th

So sorry to hear about Susan. She was a very fun person and easy to talk to. We will miss her.

Galen Gillie Wiese

September 12th

I am so sorry to hear that Sue has passed. I have many wonderful memories of summers spent together up in Williams. I will miss you, cousin.

Alan Buck

September 12th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Nancy Craig

September 12th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sue. She went to the same school I did. She like to play pranks in school. Had such a funny laugh. I haven't seen Sue for many years. I was hoping she'd come to Back Home Days in Williams. We went to religious instructions at the Congregational Church on Fridays. Her mom was a teacher. God's peace to you all. đź’•

Bud & Linda Martin

September 12th

Our condolences and prayers for the family.

Anna Sparling

September 13th

Sorry for your loss. Susan was a fun loving lady.

Barbara Bretton

September 13th

My heart is broken. Susan taught me how to navigate the publishing world with humor and integrity throughout our thirty-plus year friendship. Godspeed, dear friend.

Joe and Betty Jean Bushue

September 13th

So sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. May God bless you.

Fred and Tonna Percival

September 13th

Prayers from the Percival family to the Feldhake family for healing comfort during this loss of a dear wife and mother.

Carole (Siggerud) Bixby

September 13th

My sincere sympathy to Susan's family. Her Grandpa Christiansen and my Grandma Rasmussen were brother and sister. May memories of happy times be of comfort to you now. Rest in peace, Susan.

Marilyn (Gillie) Erickson

September 13th

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that wonderful memories of Susan will help you through a very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sandy Swanson Bergsten

September 13th

To Susan’s Family ~ I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s death! She was a long-time friend - more when we were children, & later in high school. During the later years we would email. I loved her clever sense of humor. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

Larry and Donna Milner

September 13th

So sorry Mark and family I know you have a tough road ahead. Prayers and thoughts to you all.

Linda Timm Heimerl

September 13th

My thoughts and prayers are with Susan's family. Susan was my cousin - her dad and my mom were brother and sister, and we had many wonderful times together when we would come to visit in Williams. There will always be great memories.

Ted Whitehead

September 13th

Sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

Steve Landreth

September 14th

Condolences and prayers to family and friends.

Carole Nordine

September 13th

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Sue rest in peace.

Jane Loy Ries

September 15th

Steve and family, I'm so sorry to of Susie's death. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I still remember her helping to make sandwiches for my wedding 42 years ago. My sympathy and prayers for all who loved her.

Sam and Sharon Aldridge

September 16th

Steve and Family, Our sincere sympathy to you in Susan's passing. May our Loving God grant His peace to all.

Roger and Glenda McDowell

September 25th

Steve, Mark and family, So sorry to hear of your huge loss. Susan was a sweetheart and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. We have all of you in our hearts at this difficult time. May the good Lord bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

Jan Mills

December 19th

Today I learned of my dear friend Susan’s death and am so very grieved. She loved God ..and hated injustice ..exposing the deviate conduct by so called corruption fighters in southern Illinois who boasted of telling the real truth to the public in print..when in reality they were selling lies. Good bye for now loyal trustworthy friend. thank you for not only caring..but for stepping up to the plate to shine God’s light on the deviate acts perpetrated by evil doers under the guise of “real truth”



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