Sue Anne Sukstorf
February 7, 1939 – January 8, 2019
Sue Anne (Frame) Sukstorf passed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Denver, Colorado surrounded by her family. She was a loving and devoted matriarch to her family - mother to her two sons Jim (Jan) Bergamo and Scott (Debbie) Bergamo; her six grandchildren, Brett (Hannah) Bergamo, Andrew Bergamo, Leslie (Brian) Mikinski, Tyler (Michaella) Bergamo, Angela Bergamo, and Tanner Bergamo; sister-in-law to Coralie Frame; and aunt to her niece Michaele (Doug) McNelis and nephew Robert (Cindy) Frame.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sue graduated from Dormont High School before moving to Colorado in 1957 to attend Colorado State University where she studied English. She later moved to Denver, attended the University of Denver, and became very active in Colorado politics and political causes. Sue served as the Assistant Chief Clerk to the Colorado House of Representatives until 1979, when she moved to Nebraska and eventually became the co-owner of a successful farming business.
Sue’s passion for her family and the birth of her grandchildren led her back to Colorado. There was rarely a time when the family was together that “Mimi” wasn’t teaching her grandkids how to play gin rummy (and beating them), watching the many plays and skits written, produced and performed by them in her basement, or slipping them some of her Pepsi (much to the chagrin of their parents).
Sue was an avid card player and was known to spend hours playing Bridge with friends, Hearts or Spades online, and every form of Solitaire ever invented. She loved to read and was passionate about education, learning, politics, and the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of her family and herself.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert G. Frame, mother, Jeanne H. Frame, and brother Robert R. Frame. A memorial service will occur later this year when the family and friends she loved so dearly can all be together to celebrate her life and the memories and gifts she instilled in all of them.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Operation Walk Denver or the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Sue Anne Sukstorf
January 17, 2019
I remember coming out to Denver with my grandparents Elmer and Dorathea Johnson many times. The holidays in Nebraska when she lived here were always special with her presence too. We traveled to Denver many times and stayed with Sue and had so much fun ,she was a great family friend ,and I will always remember her hospitality and sweet personality. The card games and Pepsi never ended and the long talks will be etched in our hearts forever. She was one of a kind and loved you kids and her grandchildren with every inch of her sweet soal. I am sure the card games have started in heaven ! Rest In Peace Sue. Condolences to the whole family. Sincerely ,Kim and Scott Angell Omaha Ne.
January 16, 2019
Jim, Scott, and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. She was such a wonderful, fun and loving person. She had a way of making you feel so loved even when you just had a short conversation with her. She enjoyed life and cherished her boys.
A few months before my Dad died we were talking and he told me how much he liked those great boys of Sue. He said if "If I was younger I'd go to Colorado and see them".
Take care of yourselves and I pray your memories of your wonderful Mom will bring you comfort. Her laugh was loud and contagious. I can hear it just thinking about her.
Marcia Sukstorf Franklin