Susan A. Schmiedel-Locati

Susan A. Schmiedel-Locati Passed away peacefully in Sonoma, CA on September 15, 2012. Susan was born in Delaware on August 14, 1951. She and her family moved to Mill Valley and in 1969 Susan graduated from Tamalpais High School. Deciding that her life's calling was to be a nurse she enrolled in and graduated from the prestigious St. Luke's School of Nursing in San Francisco. Upon earning her nursing certification, she began her career at St. Luke's Hospital as a Registered Nurse, a career spanning almost 40 years. Her vacations often included traveling with medical teams (Operation Rainbow) to countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti to treat children with orthopedic problems. Susan is survived by two loving daughters, Lisa (Mike) and Allyson (John), two very special grandchildren, Peyton and Emmalyn, father John Schmiedel, sister Jo Dzuibek (Mike), nephew Matt, and brother Jack (LuAnn), nephews Sylas and Isaac. The family requests that any donation be made to Operation Rainbow at

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Oct. 10, 2012