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Suckow, Martha “Toppy”

nee Erchul Died at home at the age of 61 years on Tuesday October 28, 2008. Beloved wife for 37 years of Roger L. Suckow. Daughter-in-law of Robert Shirley Suckow. Dearest sister-in-law of Carolyn Dennis Kutz and Bonnie James Guenther. Sister of Margie Dennis McCabe. Dear aunt of Jeremy, Arron, Jami, Lisa, Joel, Ann, and Lily, and great aunt of Jacob, Elias, Abigail, and Ryan. Dearest life-long friend of Jean Peter Heinkel and Jean William Damm. Close friends and book club friends Terry, Lynn, Mary, Lorraine, Kathy, and Mary.

A memorial gathering will be held at SOUTH SHORE YACHT CLUB 2300 East Nock Street Milwaukee, WI 53207 on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 6 PM. A light supper to follow.

At Martha’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Wisconsin Humane Society at 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53280-3156.

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Past Comments

Carol Raab Rymer

Dear Erchul and Suckow Families, especially Margie,

So very sorry to read about “Toppy’s” death. I wish we would have kept in touch. I have good memories of “the twins”…always looking so fresh & bright! I remember walking to St. Michael’s Church together, taking swimming lessons at Hoyt Park together and waiting at the bus stop, talking “backwards”, and picking outfits to wear in your upstairs bedroom on Galena St.

May you rest without pain, in peace, Toppy.



I was so glad I could be with you and Martha at the end. We were able to tell of good times we had. I know you’re hurting inside and I want you to know we are here for you and will want to continue to share Martha’s memories with you. She was truly a remarkable person who always had a way of putting a positive outlook even on days when she didn’t feel that great. She always had a way of putting others problems ahead of her own. She will always be in our heart. Love ya brother. Denny

Lisa, Scott and Jacob

Uncle Rog,

Aunt Martha will always be in our hearts. She was such a caring person and her memories will never be forgotten. We are praying God’s peace and comfort for you. Jesus lives, the Victory is won!

Eliot Huxley

Martha was a dear friend since our freshman year at Washington High School. She was a kind, thoughtful and wonderful human being. She always had a smile and laugh-even during her prolonged illness. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Doug, Jami, and Ryan Graber

Dear Uncle Roger,

Aunt Martha meant a lot to all of us. We will certainly miss her, “How Ya Doin’?” signature line. She was a wonderful person and we already miss her. We love you Uncle Rog!

Dad and Shirley

Rog We think about Martha many times a day. Memoris are all that we have at this time – and – they are good ones.

Your efforts over the years in attending her every need is another good memory that we share with you.

God bless you as you go forth from here.

bj & Jim

Love ya Roger


Joel, Kristin, Elias and Abigail

Uncle Rog,
May you find comfort in Our Risen Savior Jesus, who has now taken Auntie Martha to her heavenly home. We will miss her terribly…she showed a genuine love and concern for us all of the time. No matter how much discomfort she was in, she always wanted to know how we were doing. To sum it up in one word, she was selfless. We hurt with you and for you. The love of Christ will carry you through. And then, one day, you will be reunited in heaven. We love you Uncle Scribbles!

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

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