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Susan Marie Spahn

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May 14, 1961 - Jan. 30, 2014
ELKHART - Susan Marie Spahn, 52, of Elkhart, IN, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home after an apparent heart attack. Susan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 14, 1961, to Louis and Diana (Sutter) Felicioni. Susan married James Spahn on June 15, 1985, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elkhart. Jim survives as well as their two sons, Chris Spahn of South Bend and Zachary Spahn of Elkhart; two brothers, Tim (Chris) Felicioni and Mike (Sue) Felicioni, both of Grand Rapids; her mother, Diana Sutter of Grand Rapids, and father, Louis (Shirley) Felicioni of Dorr. Also surviving are five nieces and nephews, and her special pet friends, Hendrix and Zoey. Her grandparents, Charles and Helen Sutter, preceded Susan in death. Susan was a loving wife, mother and friend. She traveled overseas for many years selling office furniture. Susan had many passions in life, including gardening, photography, reading, genealogy and collecting antiques. Susan was just about to open her own business, a bakery named Miss Suzy's Cakes and Specialties, a concept she had hoped would provide homemade baked goods and specialties for the customer with sensitive diet and food allergies. She was also an avid animal lover and always opened her home to any stray animal friends. Susan was a woman of great faith, and attended St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A parish Rosary service will be prayed beginning at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, with visitation for 1/2 hour prior to the Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 N. Main St., Elkhart. Father Jason Freiberger will officiate. Private family burial will take place at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Susan's family kindly request memorials gifts be given to The Humane Society of Elkhart County or the . Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. To share a memory of Susan or to send a condolence to her family, please visit
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 2, 2014
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Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin St Elkhart, IN 46514
574 264-2425
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