Susanne “Sue” Watt Warren, 84, passed away on Tuesday, November 21

Susanne “Sue” Watt Warren, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Hanson Hospice Center. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 11 AM at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2001 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI with Rev. Dr. Chuck Guerreno officiating. Friends may visit with the family an hour prior to the service at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association or the Church Music Fund. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at Sue was born on January 31, 1933, in Chicago, IL, to William & Sylvia (Stoffergon) Watt. When she was two years old her family relocated to St. Joseph. She attended St. Joseph High School, where she graduated with honors. Sue was granted a full ride scholarship to attend the University of Michigan. In 1951, she graduated with a major in Music Theory and a teaching certificate specializing in choral, flute, voice and piano. While attending college, Sue met Richard A. Pollard. In 1957, shortly after graduating, the two were married. Sue continued to teach and helped put her husband through medical school. During that time the two had a son, Richard Thomas. The marriage between Sue and Richard ended in 1961. Then in 1963, Sue met Jerome “Jerry” Warren and on June 4, 1964, the two of them were married. Sue was an avid participant in many of the Twin City Player’s musicals; including, Maria in The Sound of Music, The Mother of Amahl and the Night Visitor’s, Kiss Me Kate among several others. She was also a dedicated member and past president to both Monday Musical and The Southwestern Symphony Orchestra. Sue taught private vocal, piana and flute lessons for many years. She proudly volunteered her time at The Krasl Art Center, the American Red Cross, The Heritage Historical Society, and directing the choir and the youth choir for her church. She was an incredible lady who will be missed dearly by everyone. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jerry; children, Richard, Steven & Lorri and sister, Marilynn (Sheldon) Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents, William & Sylvia. 

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