"Suzie" was born in Grand Rapids, MI, to parents Robert and Cheryl Wilkinson. While attending St. Cloud State in MN, she met the love of her life, Scott Cooper Thiele. They raised their 3 children in Minnetonka, MN and moved to Sacramento, CA in 1983. She and Scott retired to Bellingham, WA in 2002. Suzie was very active in her church, nurturing others' faith in Jesus. She loved cooking, gardening, antiques, and treasured her family and friends. Suzie is survived Scott, her husband of 53 years, and children Peter (Lilan) Thiele, Todd (Lorine) Thiele, and Elizabeth (Dean) Ebert, and grandchildren Blake, Ashton, and Alexandra Ebert. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 2pm, at Birchwood Presbyterian Church in Bellingham. Donations may be made to Gideons.org or RedWhiteandCure.org
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Birchwood Presbyterian Church
400 Meadowbrook Ct
Bellingham, WA 98226
Published in Bellingham Herald on June 5, 2016