Sue Schneider Voegele

Profile Updated: October 20, 2022
Presently residing: Hernando, FL USA
Occupation: Semi Retired. Hubby and I own a DJ + Photo service. Now mostly shooting Real Estate Photography.
Spouse/Partner: Ken
Children: Jeremy born 1976; Jennie born 1978 (passed away in 2011); Kristy born 1983
Attending 50th-52nd Reunion in 2022?




Married? How long?

1982. 40 years!


Liem born 1996, Charlotte born 2006, Gabby born 2008.
Witnessed 2 of their births!
2 great grandchildren: Jeremiah born 2020, Theodora born 2022

What have you been doing since 1970?

Had a "little fire accident" in 1975. Had LOTS of plastic surgery. Some people may not recognize me, but at least I got rid of the Jewish nose. Life's been hard but still pretty good since. Can't complain too much.

2015: Now 5 years older, 5 years wiser and 5 years better.
2022: 7 more years have passed. Still older, still wiser!!

I have been singing and playing guitar with a band for 6 years since moving to Florida.

School Story:

I loved high school and am thankful for all the friends and experiences. Loved playing in the bands and orchestra with Mr. Laskey and singing in the choirs. After graduating, went on to double major in Music and Elementary Education, graduating from NIU in 1974. Still love all kinds of music, especially singing. Can't wait to see everyone again. Looking forward to the reunion.

Where else have you lived?

Lived in Illinois all my life. Just recently moved to Florida for the rest of my life.

Still have family around Crystal Lake area?

Mom passed away In 2013, Sister Sandy still lives in Algonquin.

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake?


Would you ever move back to Crystal Lake?


Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Nobody until recently, but now that I'm participating in the reunion committee, I've reconnected with some old acquaintances. It's been really fun. I just wish I hadn't been so wrapped up in my music in school and neglected forming lasting friendships. It's never too late. I hope things can change.

I still keep in touch with a few old friends from school.

Unfilled "Bucket List" items?

Thought about skydiving before I die, but don't want to die skydiving!

What are your favorite memories of high school?

Favorite teacher ... Bill Laskey.
Drama Club
Anything involving music.
Marching Band - carrying the Bass Drum.
Chosen to win the John Phillips Sousa Band Award by band director, Bill Laskey. Voted most Talented Senior Girl.
Hanging out with friends.

High points of your life since high school?

Marriage, kids, grandkids, greatgrankids, burns survivor, cancer survivor

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Music, digital scrapbooking, Scrabble, diamond painting, and working on the computer

Travel much?

a few times a year.

Favorite places to go?

Love Branson Missouri, but don't do any traveling since Covid started.

Cool things you've done?

Managed to stay alive. I think I still have seven lives left!

Swam in the ocean?


Watched the sunrise with someone?

yes, but not often enough

Sat out in the rain?


Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?

too many to mention

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?


Any gray hair yet?

Not sure. It's covered up with brown.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I'm a fighter and a survivor. Very strong willed. After 40 years of performing on a stage, I still get nervous.

I died in a fire in 1975. Paramedics revived me (obviously), but my mom made a statement to the local newspaper and I shocked a few people when I showed up at the 10 year reunion!

Favorite Foods?

Fried Matzoh, Tuna Fish Casserole, Chicken

Favorite Drink(s)?

Orange Juice, Grasshoppers

Favorite Sports?

Bowling, Baseball, Volleyball

Favorite Music?

anything but opera and rap

Danced your heart out?


How do you relax?

Singing, playing guitar, digital scrapbooking, designing and creating wedding albums, music and editing photos on the computer.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

We'll see what God has in store for me.

Any words of wisdom?

"In life, there are no obstacles ... only stepping stones to get to the next adventure!".

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Oct 20, 2022 at 6:47 PM
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Nov 09, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Happy Birthday to my old friend. Hope everything is going great for you and you are staying safe and healthy.

Nov 09, 2021 at 7:44 PM

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Aug 29, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Hi Sue!
Your emails keep bouncing back, says your email address is no longer valid! Could you go on and update your info? Please, don't want you to miss anything!!
Hope all's well!

Apr 03, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Apr 06, 2020 at 12:57 PM

So sorry to hear about Pete. You and your family are in my prayers.

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Posted on: Apr 03, 2020 at 9:52 PM

Happy Birthday Sue! Hope you are safe and healthy and having a great birthday in these crazy days! Wishing you many, many more!!

Apr 03, 2020 at 3:36 AM
Nov 08, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Sonny is finally catching up with Cher!!! Hope you are having a great birthday.

Oct 29, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Hi Jeanne. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My how the years fly by. Can't believe you're having another birthday. Are you going to go to the reunion in 2020?

Sep 10, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Hi Sue!
Why am I not surprised to see you on here at this time of the night??? :0) Things don't change much, do they? We've both been the night owls all this time! Ha!
Wanted to let you know and Thank You, that I changed the survey a little....not having a "Not Attending" to check on, in a couple of those questions could've really messed up our count. Didn't even think about those not able to attend in those answers.....thanks for being so quick to respond, so that I realized to make a quick change!!! Could've been a real glitch in our counts!! Thanks!!! So sorry that you won't be able to make it though! :0( We will surely miss you! It won't be the same without you and Ken entertaining us!!!
Where exactly is Hernando, FL? Dan and I just bought a condo in Ft. Myers and are heading down in October. We'll be spending the winter months down there....the cold weather is reeking havoc on the "old" guys' body these days! Too many injuries thru the years....lots of arthritis setting in I'm afraid!!! UGH!! We will, however, head back up for the holidays in December and a new baby in February!! Yippee!!!
Anyway, thanks again, and Good Night! Getting tired and heading to bed!
Take Care!


Aug 27, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Congratulations on your retirement!

Aug 17, 2019 at 11:28 PM

Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was a great one.

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Happy Birthday Bob. Hope it's a great one.

Aug 16, 2018 at 8:14 PM

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Aug 02, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Happy Birthday!

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Sue with husband Ken, daughters Jennie + Kristy and grandson Liem
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grandaughter Charlotte
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Sue and husband Ken
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Sue with daughters Jennie + Kristy
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Sue with youngest daughter Kristy
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the grandkids
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Sue with granddaughter Charlotte