Susan M. Duszynski, age 55, passed away on November 27th, 2020.  She was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for 21 years and was formerly a resident of Mukwonago, WI.  She was a best friend, wife, mother, homemaker, musician, music teacher, homeschool teacher, and brain cancer survivor.

Susan was born on September 12th, 1965 to Earl C. Pierce and Pasqualine (Pat) (_Basile_) Pierce in West Allis, WI.  On June 23rd, 1989 she married James K. Duszynski in Brookfield, WI.

Susan was a holistic musician and teacher. She opened her music studio to teach flute, saxophone and other instruments, as well as music theory. She enjoyed teaching her sons at home and supporting them in their activities. She loved being creative and the outdoors.  She came to know and love Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1985, and was a member of Firm Roots Fellowship. She graduated from Mukwonago High School (WI) in 1984 and Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) in 1991. Sue was a member of the Pikes Peak Flute Choir, occasional music master class instructor, and a teacher at Homeschool cooperative days.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jim; her children: Peter, Samuel, and David; her parents: Pat Pierce and Paulette Gallatin (Jim); her siblings: Earl M. (Skip) Pierce and wife Jennifer, nephews Tyler and Chance; Kelly Brown (Jim), husband Wayne, nephew Kenneth.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm MT on Monday, December 7th at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.,Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. Due to COVID limitations, invitations to the service will be RSVP. The service will be live streamed and recorded.  Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in a private ceremony.  Special arrangements for a reception with Paravacini’s Italian Bistro will be announced at the service.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family requests donations in Sue’s honor to Hope’s Promise (, To donate: , indicate “Kenya” for “program” and click the box to dedicate the gift to “Sue”. Donations may also be sent to: 1585 Perry Street, Suite E, Castle Rock, CO 80104

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  1. Dear Jim and family so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Have fond memories of you two from Grace. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love in Him Terri

    1. Happy Saturday Terri, Thank you! Prayers have been huge for us these past weeks. I enjoyed seeing you all in our wedding shower pictures! Especially, your photo-bombing, lol!

  2. Hi Jim, I’ve been thinking of you guys non stop.

    1. Thanks Matteo! This is the only thing that has always sucked about being so far away…

  3. My friend Jim,

    My heart is heavy for you and your family. I pray that God surrounds you with His peace and gives you strength for each day.
    Sue is with her Lord and Savior. Amen.

    1. Nkechi, thank you friend!

  4. Sue was one of the most agreeable people I have ever met! She was always a joy to walk with & it was great having her as a neighbor! She had been through so much with her brain cancer. She had a thankful spirit & she will be missed so much!

    1. Yvonne, Thanks for your continued friendship and fellowship!

  5. So glad to have known Sue and Jim since the 90s before they even moved to Colorado. Their Christianity and devotion inspires those around them. Through adversity and in good times their light shined. May God rest her in his arms and give her peace.

  6. Beautiful tribute to a beautiful person who leaves a legacy of a family that loves the Lord

  7. Jim, Peter, David , and Sam, I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful and loving mother and wife. She and your family are loved by many, including the entire Kilimann family. I know she is in a better place with Jesus and she heard those long awaited words “well done, good and faithful servant!”

  8. Jim, thinking of you and your sons during this difficult time. Juley and I send our condolence and prayers from Florida. May Sue rest in peace, now that she’s home with Him.

    1. Thanks so much, KO and Juley! Glad you all are mostly well now.

  9. Jim,
    My heart-felt condolences for the loss of your beautiful wife. My love and prayers go out to you and your sons. May God’s everlasting Love and Blessings be upon you and your family during this difficult time.

    1. Thank you, Annette!

  10. I watched the service online and oh, how I wish I had met Sue before cancer. So many things I didn’t know about her! I knew she homeschooled the boys but had no idea about all her talents and love for music. Her light shone bright in the short time I knew her and I enjoyed her outlook on life and trust in the Lord. She was precious to our little group of moms. We will miss her. May God bless you mightily during these days of grief and until you see her again.

    1. Audrey, thank you and thanks for being host to something she delighted to attend each week!

  11. We remember Sue as a young woman who Loved her Family, her friends, and Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for her Family and Friends who morn her loss , but rejoice in knowing she is in Heaven waiting until she sees them again. Keep the Faith (Heb. 11: 1)

    1. Thank you George and Gail!

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