In loving memory of

February 12, 1947 - September 14, 2021

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 of 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 where memories may be shared.


Sue Knetter wrote on Sep 16, 2021:

"John and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Sue, hugs and prayers to all of you, Sue and Don Knetter"

Janice Marchant wrote on Sep 16, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Janice and Marlin - Volunteer Services"

Lois Berglund Kampe wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of Sue?s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood on the East Side. Thoughts and prayers are with you."

Gerry Stille wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"John & Family, sincere sympathy in Sue?s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. "

Denny Ward wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"Dear John and Family: We are so saddened to hear of the untimely loss of your wife, mother, grandmother Sue and offer our deepest condolences! I fondly remember growing up with my Poole Cousins and all the fun and good times we had. Occasionally, we would get into monkey business that would cause Uncle Herb's patience meter to hit Code Red. When that happened, we would scatter like flies and pray that Aunt Vivi would come to our rescue to calm the situation. I know that Susie loved her family and that she will be missed by all of us!"