Susanne "Sue" Reader (Dobratz), 71, of Rockton, Illinois was born on December 17, 1951 to Eugene and Patricia Dobratz (Peck) in Rockford, Illinois.\n\nOn December 27, 2022, Sue passed away in her home. \n\nSue was known to be the life of the party. If you knew Sue, you didn't know a single person like her. Sue was well known for saying exactly what was on her mind without a worry of what others may think. Sue had the ability to connect with anyone she crossed paths with and had many meaningful friendships over the years. Sue had a love for hummingbirds & a special place in her heart for her kitty cats. \n\nDuring the warmer months, Sue could either be found camping or on her electric bicycle, gifted to her by her former husband and best friend, Walter Reader, Jr.\n\nSue, and her sister Debbie, spent a lot of time crafting together & selling their creations at events. Sue enjoyed embroidering aprons and towels to gift to her loved ones. \n\nOne of Sue's most favorite pasttimes was to gather with her friends & family, and she never missed an opportunity to be at the events that brought her 5 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren together. \n\nSue has left her home on Earth to rejoice in heaven with her mother, Patricia Dobratz (Peck), father, Eugene Dobratz, brother James Dobratz, and Aunt Donnie.\n\nSue's legacy will be carried on by her survivors, daughter, PattyAnn "Renee" (John) McKnight, son, Walter (Amber) Reader III, grandchildren, Erin (Nathan) Almberg, Payton (Daniel) Britton, Kailey (Brandon) McKnight, Angel (Zach) Wolfe, & Brandon Reader, great-grandchildren, Hayden Nolan, Mason Almberg, Lyla & Hudson Britton, Ryder & Sutton Broege, Hazelyn Pasek, and Theo Alexander, brothers Roger (Roegina), Thomas, and Timothy (Diane) Dobratz and sister Debra "Debbie" (Dietmar) Kowitzke (Dobratz), and several special nieces & nephews. \n\nIn honor of Sue's wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when the entire immediate family can be together.