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Sue E. Kandel

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our much-loved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Sue Ellen Kandel, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Sue was 71 years old.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton, NE with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Cremation has been held. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Services will conclude at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Ohio.

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-6:00 P.M. No family will be present at the book signing. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Leyton Public School Foundation, POB 96, Dalton, NE 69131.

You may view Sue's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Sue's care and funeral arrangements.   

She is survived by her mother Dorothy E. Kandel; her siblings, Sheryl Loeffler, David Kandel and wife Rose, and Sally Kandel and husband Jim Wuille; and her nieces, Leah Kandel and husband Alex Trott and Amy Kandel. 

She was intelligent, talented, accomplished, and beautiful.  

She held degrees from Colorado State University and Chadron State College.  

As a young woman, she was a professional actor (Chicago and Los Angeles) and the co-creator of an improv troupe called The New Revue.  

She had a distinguished career in Western Nebraska as a university professor (Chadron State College and Nebraska Western Community College), a high school principal (Leyton Public Schools), and a high school teacher (Leyton and Dix Public Schools).  

Sue is listed as Noteworthy in English Language Education by Marquis Who's Who. 

She leaves a legacy in the generations of children and young adults she taught and influenced. 

Sue loved and was skilled in the creative arts-decorating and crafting, in particular. She was an accomplished singer and voice teacher and a gifted choral conductor. She served as Secretary of the High Plains Art Council in Sidney, NE. 

She also loved the Elizabethans. 

But she was most in her element at the dining room table after a meal, telling stories, laughing, and causing those around her to laugh. 

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 


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