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Margaret "Sue" Vierk
April 8, 1935-April 22, 2019
Pleasanton, California

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Longtime Pleasanton resident Margaret “Sue” Vierk left behind her devoted husband Stanley and family on April 22, 2019, after a feisty, hard-fought battle with vascular dementia.

Sue was born in 1935 to Dorothy and Dr. Eugene Powell, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the only girl after five older brothers. Her stories about her brothers’ mischief kept our family laughing for years. Her saucy wit and sense of humor continued well into the progression of her illness.

After graduating from University of Nebraska, Sue taught high school English, and went on to teach computer literacy to pre-schoolers in Pleasanton, while developing a secret love of computer games. Her passion for literature, history and education led her children to work in educational fields. Her children include Kerry (m. Paul) Nozicka; Pamela (m. Matt) Ballin; Matthew (m. Claire) Vierk; Victoria (m. Peter) Kazarian; and Todd Vierk (passed in 1966). Her beloved grandchildren include Peter, Armen, Lisa, Emmy, Hannah, Braeton and London.

Sue loved people and any activity that connected her with people. She bowled, played bunco, games and cards, and enjoyed neighborhood get-togethers, crafts and genealogical activities. She leaves behind many friends, who fondly remember her loyal friendship and sense of fun.

Special love and gratitude to Stanley Vierk, who went the distance in caring for Sue at home for the nearly 14 years of her illness.

Interment will be at Memory Gardens in Livermore, followed by a private Celebration of Life.

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