Suzanne (Straus) Kollmeyer
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born July 12, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended St. Olaf College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1964. She taught pre-school and first grade, then worked as a Resource Specialist for the Michigan Self-Help Clearinghouse and Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. She was a 20 year volunteer for Sparrow Health System and also volunteered for Clinton County Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) and an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for 43 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Janet Huegel Straus. She is survived by Kurt Kollmeyer, her loving husband of 47 years, her daughter Kristin Kollmeyer Schaaf, two sons Kent (Betsy) Kollmeyer and Karl (Brande Dixon) Kollmeyer, and seven grandchildren Karson, Keegan, Maximilian, Kelsey, Kayla, Silas and Adelyn. She is also survived by her brothers Richard (Susan) Straus and James Straus, and her sisters Nancy Rand, Lisa Straus and Kate Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 549 East Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of Suzanne.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.grdewitt.com