Out of the eight children in the Sheehan family, the last three made RCC what it is today. Sue has always been stuck in the middle between Kevin and Brian in age and their working relationship is no different. Sue joined the RCC family 20 years ago after she spent almost 20 years managing her own miniature department store in Bird Island across the street from Sheehan’s Gas and the previous location for Rural Computer Consultants. She used the FDS software to track inventory and financials for her store so she had been familiar with the product long before she started supporting it. Even before that, she had been around the propane business since a very young age. The Sheehan family attended propane get-togethers since her father Fabe owned and operated Sheehan’s Gas. She also worked in the Sheehan’s Gas office doing light bookkeeping through her middle and high school years.
Not only did the Sheehan family travel for work to propane events, they also got to travel for fun. Parents Fabe and Lorraine loved to travel and since Sue and Brian were the youngest of the eight, they were lucky to travel the most. That love of travel has now been instilled in Sue as she travels to a few of the larger propane conventions every year as well as visiting many customers nationwide. Sue has also been on a trip to New Zealand to visit a customer there. If she didn’t work for RCC she would like to be a travel specialist or real estate agent. Her dream trip would be to visit Hawaii and/or China. She’ll make it there some day after she retires… if she ever does. J
Alaska is one of the top spots Sue has travelled in her lifetime. She and her husband Steve took a cruise there for their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married for 38 years before he passed away in 2014 from an extended illness. They met in high school at a dance in a local area ballroom. She couldn’t stand him to start with, but after some coaxing (and a phone call to the school to get her out of class) he started to grow on her. J Her favorite memories with him include anything having to do with their children and grandchildren. They brought three children into this world. Erik is the eldest. After a number of years in the corporate world, he returned to the area to take over the family farm upon Steve’s death. He and his wife have two little boys. The middle child is Abby who works at RCC with the whole family. She and her husband have two little girls. The youngest is Holly and she also joined the RCC family a few years ago. Holly and her husband just welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in December of 2017.
Sue’s perfect weekend would be enjoying a little bit of everything. She would enjoy some time with friends and family, relax, catch up on sleep, go to church, watch TV and work just a LITTLE. Currently work takes up a larger portion than it should but she is trying really hard to tone it down at her children’s request.