Catherine Suzanne Condon
July 16, 1934 – October 31, 2022
Age 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Condon.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Condon, Ellen Harmer; son, Bill (Julie) Condon; grandsons: Johnny and Nathan Harmer, Will and Colton Condon; granddaughter, Madeline Condon.
Suzanne Macklin was born in 1934. She was the only child of Thomas and Mary Ellen Macklin of Pender, Nebraska. A small-town Catholic girl who grew up during the depression times of the 1930s and the war times of the 1940s, two important events that helped shape her life’s perspective. After graduating from Pender High School she moved to Omaha to attend college at Duchesne. At Duchesne, Sue was involved in a number of activities including plays and yearbook.
Sue met Bill Condon at a dance and their courtship began. Bill was in the Air Force and was sent to Korea but they communicated through letters. Bill and “Suzie” were married at St Peters Catholic Church in Omaha in 1956. They were able to buy a house 1958 and they owned the same house for the rest of their years.
Sue taught at Omaha Tech High School where one of her favorite students she often mentioned was a young man named Fred Hare (“He was such a nice young man and a good basketball player too”). After ten years at Tech she stepped down from her position to raise a family. Suzie and Bill had three delightful children Kathleen Anne, Ellen Maria, and William Thomas. After raising the children at home and getting them to school age, mom went back to work. She taught one year at Omaha Public Schools’ Indian Hills, and then moved on to teach at the Douglas County Youth Center. Mom won the World Herald Teacher of the Year award while teaching at the Youth Center after being nominated by a Youth Center student she worked with after he had been released. After 15 years at DCYC she retired.
Mom loved sports, attending a wide variety of events from synchronized swimming and gymnastics to soccer and baseball as her children were growing up. But there was a special place in her heart for Cornhusker football. When we were kids, and the games were on the radio you could always hear some celebratory hollers from the Condon house whenever the Huskers scored.
Mom also really loved to travel. She was proud that she had traveled to all 50 states. Mom and dad started going to Arizona as snowbirds and after dad passed, she continued to go down to AZ for about 10 more years. She also was able to take her family with her on her dream trip to Ireland (we went to England and France too!). But I think she got just as excited to take a trip to Indian Cave State Park or back up to Pender when she had the opportunity. Anything “out on the road” was an adventure to her and she enjoyed those adventures. I think she’s got a big smile on her face and is doing fine right now because I feel that she is just on another adventure!
VIGIL: Monday, November 14, 2022, 7:00PM, at West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:30AM, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery
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