Susan G. Vercoe

GWINN, MI – Susan G. Vercoe, 74, of Gwinn, died Tuesday morning, September 14, 2021, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, in Green Bay, WI.

She was born February 12, 1947, in Marquette, a daughter of the late Herbert C. and Viivi (Wiinamaki) Poole and was a lifelong area resident.

Susan worked a variety of jobs through her life. She was employed at the IGA, Red Horse Ranch, Gwinn Schools, Porky’s Party Store, Helen’s Iron Skillet and most recently as a pharmacy tech at Snyders.

She attended church at the Little Lake Chapel and was a member of the Western Michigan Bulldog Club. She bred and showed Bulldogs as a hobby and earned numerous championships for her efforts. She was also the Show Chair for the Marquette Kennel Club Dog Show for years.

Susan’s other interests included quilting, reading, watching the iron ore boats in Marquette, motorcycling, traveling in a camper and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Vercoe, whom she married on August 1, 1980 in Gwinn; children, Lauri (Dan Johnson) Hutchens of Gwinn, Gerald (Gina D.) Setter of Tampa, FL and Kristen (Matthew) Mitchell of Gwinn; grandchildren, Sharisse Setter, Rochelle JohnnyJohn, Whitney Kivi and Alexis Hutchens; great-grandchildren, Akira, Angelina, Aspenn, Genasea, Olivia, Ashton and Kevin; siblings, Cynthia (James) Smalley of Lansing, Patricia Krohn of Sterling Heights, MI and Robert (Trish) Poole of Ft. Myers, FL; special cousin, Terry Lynn Keuscher of Marquette; special friend, Marilyn Logue of Gwinn; and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin brothers; grandson, Kyle; sister, Dianne Whisnant; brother, Herbert Poole, Jr.; son-in-law, Kevin Kivi; and mother-in-law, Eleanor.

Honoring Susan’s request, a private graveside service will be held at the Gwinn Cemetery.

A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2-5 pm, in the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services Lindeman Reception Room.

Susan’s obituary may also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where memories may be shared.