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Susan Virginia Wachter

June 29, 1958 — May 10, 2023

Emmitsburg

Susan Virginia Wachter, 64, of Emmitsburg, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at her home.

Born on June 29, 1958, in Thurmont where she was raised on a farm. She was the daughter of the late Paul William Wachter and Mary Margeret (Hooper) Wachter.

She attended Lewistown Elementary then graduated in 1976 from Governor Thomas Johnson High School. Susan loved playing bingo and gambling at Rocky Ridge VFD and wherever she could. She worked for several lawyers and Frederick County Courthouse. Susan was currently employed by the Frederick Health Rehab facilities where she loved greeting and helping people and loved the four-legged friends at the facility, Polo and Breezy. She also loved her cousins four-legged friends, Jasmine and Maverick, too. She was a member of the Carroll County Cloggers club in Westminster. 

Susan will be missed by her fiancé, James Robert Kaas, of Emmitsburg; sister, Nancy L Palmer and her friend, David Neal, of Elkton, VA and her daughters, Ashley Palmer and Brandi Palmer; and first cousins, on the Wachter side, Jean Main and Dale Martin; and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Susan was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Wachter. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street in Thurmont. 

A celebration of Susan's life journey will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the funeral home in Thurmont. Burial will be held at St. Anthony Shrine Cemetery in Emmitsburg.

The family wishes to thank the Capital City Nurses and Frederick Health Hospice for their loving care of Susan. 

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Visitation

Monday, May 15, 2023

2:00am - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Thurmont

104 E Main St, Thurmont, MD 21788

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Visitation

Monday, May 15, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Thurmont

104 E Main St, Thurmont, MD 21788

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Thurmont

104 E Main St, Thurmont, MD 21788

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