Suzanne M. Schmalz

A memorial service was held on May 13 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton for Suzanne M. Schmalz.

Suzanne was taken from us too quickly on Thursday, May 10, 2008 at the age of 56.

The Rev. Franz Rigert officiated the memorial service.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg served the family.

Suzanne was born on Jan. 21, 1952 in Hancock, Mich., daughter of Bea-trice (nee Kuru) Sutinen and the late John Sutinen.

Suzanne was a compassionate grandmother who loved spending time with all of her grandchildren, and they truly loved her for that. She will be greatly missed by not only her grandchildren, but by all who knew and loved her.

Suzanne is survived by her daughters Stacy (Jose "Bernie") Ortiz, Rhea (Dennis Turan) Schmalz and Amber (Jermaine Williams) Schmalz; mother Bea-trice Sutinen; grandchildren Jaelan "Peanut" Turan, Dominic "Domi" Turan, Alyssa "Butterfly" Ortiz and Brianna "Nani" Williams; siblings Peter (Mary) Sutinen, Kurt (Holly) Sutinen and Greg (Julie) Sutinen; special companion Joel Saad; and former husband Bob Schmalz.

She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father John "Jack" Sutinen; and granddaughter Faith Schmalz Williams.

Memorials to the American Heart Association are appreciated.

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