Susan Stiens


Susan Stiens, age 70, of Highland, passed away Friday, May 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Memorial services for 70 year-old Susan Stiens will be Friday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

She was born on Wednesday, July 12, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Luther “Luke” August Torluemke and Evelyn I. (nee Harris) Torluemke Stein.

She was a member of Missouri Real Estate Board; Missouri Builders Association.

Ms. Stiens was born at St. Louis, MO; graduated from Riverview Gardens High School in 1962. She attended Florissant Valley Community College and Rankin Technical Institute. She had been a Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Maryland Heights, MO for a number of years; she was a Rehabilitation Specialist for St. Louis County. She retired and moved to Pierron, IL in 1999. She had been a member of the Missouri Real Estate Board for some 17 years; and also with the Missouri Builders Association for a number of years. She worked for Sanford Brown Business College for 7 years doing Nursing Admissions. The last 5 years she worked at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland until fall of 2013. She also worked briefly at the Pierron, IL Post Office. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards with the mother she live with and took care of. She also enjoyed music and dancing.

Survivors include:
Son – Joseph M. (Peggy) Stiens, O Fallon, MO
Daughter – Kathleen S. (Brian) Langlois, Wheaton, IL
Grandchild – Jacob T. Stiens, O’Fallon, MO
Grandchild – Josie A. Stiens, O’Fallon, MO
Grandchild – Gabrielle Fern Langlois, Wheaton, IL
Grandchild – Carter Joseph Langlois, Wheaton, IL
Brother – Herman A. (Sandra) Torluemke, Highland, IL
Sister – Tammy (Henry, Jr.) Kulage, Highland, IL
Former Husband – Joseph John Stiens Jr., St. Charles, MO

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Luther “Luke” August Torluemke (died 5/25/1974)
Mother – Evelyn I. Torluemke Stein (nee Harris) (died 9/29/2012)
Step-Father – Lawrence Stein (died 01/15/99)

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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