Susan Stiens, 70, of Highland died Friday, May 1, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A memorial service will follow the visitation on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, senior pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.
She was born on July 12, 1944 in St. Louis, Mo., to Luther “Luke” August Torluemke and Evelyn I. (Harris) Torluemke Stein.
Ms. Stiens 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 also a rehabilitation specialist for St. Louis County. She retired and moved to Pierron in 1999.
She had been a member of the Missouri Real Estate Board for 17 years, and she was also with the Missouri Builders Association for a number of years.
She worked for Sanford Brown Business College for seven years doing nursing admissions. For five years, until fall of 2013, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. She also worked briefly at the Pierron post office.
She enjoyed playing bingo and cards with her mother, who she had lived with and took care of. She also enjoyed music and dancing.
Survivors include a son, Joseph M. (Peggy) Stiens of O’Fallon, Mo.; a daughter, Kathleen S. (Brian) Langlois of Wheaton, Ill.; grandchildren, Jacob T. Stiens and Josie A. Stiens, both of O’Fallon, Mo., and Gabrielle Fern Langlois and Carter Joseph Langlois, both of Wheaton, Ill.; a brother, Herman A. (Sandra) Torluemke of Highland; a sister, Tammy (Henry Jr.) Kulage of Highland; her former husband, Joseph John Stiens Jr. of St. Charles, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her father, who died on May 25, 1974; her mother, who died on Sept. 29, 2012; and her step-father, Lawrence Stein, who died on Jan. 15, 1999.
Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.