Sunday, January 20, 2019


January 17, 1956—May 9, 2018

   VIROQUA - Susan A. Sanwald, 62, of Viroqua, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

   She was born January 17, 1956, to the late John and Dolly Fitzsimions in Viroqua.

   Susan grew up in Viroqua and graduated from Viroqua High School. She married Harold Bailey on August 5, 1980. They later divorced. Susan worked as a seamstress for ORC Industries in Sparta. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and anything in the outdoors.

   Susan is survived by her two sons, Patrick Bailey and John (Donna) Bailey, both of Sparta; her eight grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Lori) Sanwald of Tomah; and Clent (Deb) Sanwald of Tomah; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dolly; and a sister, Loretta (Albert) Babcock.

   A Graveside Service will be held at 3 p.m. today, Monday, May 14, 2018, at Farmers Valley Cemetery, rural Sparta. Visitation for Susan will be held on Monday from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta.

   Online condolences may be offered to Susan’s family at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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