Susan C. Feldhake (69) of Watson


Published on September 13 2019 8:00 am

Susan C. Feldhake, age 69, of Watson, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at her home.

She was born December 2, 1949, in Warroad, Minnesota, the daughter of Arvid and Mildred “Millie” (Gillie) Christiansen. She was united in marriage to Steven R. Feldhake on February 4, 1969.

Susan was a caring homemaker and an accomplished author and humorist. She wrote historical Christian romance novels and countless short stories for magazines and journals, sometimes under the pen name “Brenda Bancroft.” She also taught and conducted symposiums for aspiring writers. Susan was a mom to many and welcomed the friends of her children into her home. She enjoyed taking care of and loving her many “fur babies,” including the family “grand dogs.” Her family takes comfort in knowing Susan has found peace.

She is survived by her husband: Steve Feldhake of Watson; 4 children: Marie (Brent) Ray of St. Peters, MO, Mark (Lori) Feldhake of Louisville, Sylvia (Dusten) McKnelly of Louisville, KY, and Stephanie (Branden) Loy of Tolono; 7 grandchildren: Garrett Ray, Connor Ray, Katelyn Thomas, Brittany Feldhake, Morgan Feldhake, Savannah McKnelly, and Beau Loy; siblings: Kenneth (Julia) Christiansen of North Dakota and Steve (Charlotte) Christiansen of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Joseph Christiansen.

A visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, September 13 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Private burial is planned. To share a memory or condolence visit by clicking here