Susan Mary Koth, 60, of Lanark Village, died peacefully in Tallahassee on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 after dealing with systemic lupus for many years.

Susan was born on May 5, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ervin Arthur Jr. and Irene Therese (nee Puetz) Koth.

Susan was a child prodigy organist and by age 15 was playing "Tocata and Fugue in D Minor" and Handel’s "Messiah" at the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. She always loved music and shared her gift with others as she served as organist in several churches.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and was always curious to understand how the world worked. Susan lived in warmer climates (Indiana, Texas, Georgia, Florida) as she hated the cold. The long-term friendships she maintained over her lifetime were very important to her.

She is survived by her loving daughter Mikala Koth, of Texas; her mother Irene Paeschke; her sisters Barbara Koth, Mary Ann Koth, and Jeanne Ryan; as well as aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews. Cherished by local friends and prayer partners, as well as other friends and relatives.

She was predeceased by and now joins her father Ervin Arthur Jr.

A Catholic Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 18255 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, Wisconsin, followed by a private burial service at Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee.