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Sue A. Krienitz

September 10, 1941 — November 3, 2023

Mount Pleasant, SC

Sue A. Krienitz


Sue A Krienitz, 82 of Milwaukee,WI passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 

Born on September 10, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI she was the daughter of (the late) Mae Buchner (Garrison) and Lloyd Buchner.

Sue lived an incredibly full life both professionally and personally--albeit rarely by the rules. She was born and raised in Wisconsin where she lived for the first 68 years of her life. It was there that she raised her children, opened 3 successful daycare centers and happily retired from OSI (formerly known as Payco).

In 2009, Sue moved to Florida to soak up the sunshine and enjoy retirement with her sister, Gloria. Sue directed many social activities (even when she wasn't necessarily the director) as her organizational skills for such events were incredible and well known. She spent these years being the life of the party- finding fun (and occasional mischief) in any situation while sharing her sass and laughter with everyone around her.

Sue played by her own rules and lived a life full of adventure, with no shortage of great stories and wonderful memories made along the way. In her spare time, she enjoyed golfing, painting, reading, bowling, playing bingo, cribbage or rummikub and snuggling every dog she encountered. 

Sue was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Stoeveken, her sister, Gloria Van Ert, her first husband, Terrance Stoeveken and her second husband, William Krienitz. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Lynn) Stoeveken and Kerry (Christian Chambers) Krienitz; her grandchildren, Jessica (Jeff) Wysocki, Zenith Stoeveken, Lindsey (Dave) Erickson, Greyson Chambers and Rowan Chambers; and her great grandchildren, Vincenzo, Wolfgang, Hugo, Silas and Sulyvahn.

A celebration of life will be planned for 2024 as we would love to remember the great times that we all shared with her.

In the meantime, we can all live by her two most famous phrases “put your big girl pants on and deal with it” and “it could always be worse”.  

She was a woman of much wisdom

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant SC, 29464, 843 884 3833

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