Obituary: Susan Darlene (Donahue) Schunke

Obituary:  Susan Darlene (Donahue) Schunke

Obituary: Susan Darlene (Donahue) Schunke

Susan Darlene (Donahue) Schunke passed away on April 25, 2022, at her home following a short illness at the age of 70. 

She was born on September 2, 1951, to Edward Cecil Donahue and Betty Grey Denning in North Fork, Virginia.

She spent her youth in Michigan until she was 18 years old. She attended Hazel Park High School in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, Susan enjoyed ice skating, dancing, and baton twirling. 

Susan moved to Winnemucca, Nevada in 1978. She married Daro Schunke and the two were married for 30 years until his passing. 

She helped raise her two children, Gavin and Hunter Quilici. 

Susan was a member of the Community Garden. Susan loved gardening, horseback riding, spending time with her children and grandchildren and spending time with her numerous friends and her family. 

She loved life and lived it to the fullest. If you were a friend, you were family and she loved everyone, family or friend. 

She is survived by her significant other, Mike Casalez, her children, Gavin Qulici and Hunter (Maci) Qulici and Amber Hicks Quilici. Her grandchildren, Maddie Mae Quilici, Billie Jo Quilici, Mylee Kate Quilici, Morgan Nicole Quilici, Mckenna Jane Quilici, and Madison Brie Quilici. Stepbrothers, John Stevens and Jim Stevens, sisters, Terry Allen, Donna Pecsok and stepsisters, Mary Ellen Stevens and Tery Jo Stevens.

She is also survived by her cousins, Sherry Perria, Janice Conrad, nephew, Erick Allen as well as many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Daro Schunke, her father, Edward Cecil Donahue and stepmother, Carol Darlington Donahue and one grandchild, Peanut Quilici. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. 

Special thanks to Sherri Sparks, Kim Davis, and Sierra Cripps, HGH ER and all the nurses in acute care, and Thea, Mike, and Yolanda from Guiding Light Hospice. 

To all of you, thank you for the loving care you gave to Susan.