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In Memory

Sue Wagner-Renner

July 17, 2013

Cathy Sue Wagner-Renner, 56, passed away July 13 at home in Fort Collins after a courageous lengthy battle with cancer.

Sue Wagner-RennerShe is survived by her husband Ron Renner; step son Barry Renner (wife Tracy); grandchildren Zach, Alex, and Elise of Denver; brothers Eugene and Robert Wagner of Coolidge, KS; sister, Joyce DeBuysere (husband Mike); niece April and nephew Scott of Marion, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn and Bernard, and her brother, Kenneth Wagner. Sue will be truly missed by her family and many loving friends.

Sue was born February 16, 1957, in Lamar. She grew up in Coolidge, KS, graduated from Syracuse High School and attended Brown Mackie Business College in Salina, KS. In 1994, Sue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the College of Business at Colorado State University.

She worked for the Colorado Internal Revenue Service prior to starting her career at CSU in 1981 with the University Alumni Foundation, later transferring to the College of Applied Human Sciences, Department of Industrial Sciences, which was renamed Manufacturing Technology Construction Management. She served as the financial officer for that department, playing a key leadership role as office manager and direct liaison for students, professors and staff. She was instrumental in the coordination of various construction management events, including the Annual Department Galas, the 50- and 60- year celebrations and the annual pancake breakfast and fajita dinner for student recognition.

Sue was the recipient of various university and department outstanding service awards, including the Everyday Hero. In 2006, Sue was awarded the “Ram Hard Hat” award, an award provided to members of the university community who support construction education. Sue was editor of the Department of Construction Management History Book, “Celebrating the Past, Building the Future,” a 60 year historical perspective of construction education.

Retiring in 2009 with 28 years of dedicated service, she continued to serve as coordinator of the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show and operations manager for the Associated Schools of Construction, additional roles she had assumed during her years at Colorado State University.

Sue knew how to work hard and play hard. Compassion and care-giving came easy to Sue, taking care of her family and friends were second nature to her. She enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing, and traveling, especially to her and Ron’s second home in Florida. You may have seen Sue around Fort Collins, hair blowing in the wind, as she cruised in her “dream” dark blue convertible Beemer. Sue believed that life was in the details!

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins, 80526. Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19,  at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, 5450 South Lemay Ave.

A time of celebrating Sue’s life will immediately follow the service in the parish hall. Internment service will be at the cemetery in Holly, Colo, on Monday July 22.

Memorial donations may be made in Sue’s name to Pathways Hospice, Community Care for Northern Co, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins, 80526.