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Suzanne Maria Steils

Suzanne Maria Steils

July 16, 1934 - January 25, 2023

Suzanne Maria Steils, 88, was called home by her Lords and Savior January 25, 2023, as she rested peacefully at Hickory Ridge in Temperance, Mi. Honoring her wishes there are no services scheduled. Cremation will occur. 

Suzanne was born on July 16, 1934. She was the daughter of Leo and Alice Lubinski (Bork). She grew up in Holland, Ohio graduating from Holland High School in 1952, beginning work thereafter at Surface Combustion in the payroll department. She married the love of her life after a three weeklong courtship remaining together for 66 years. 

She stayed at home to raise her two children, eventually beginning work as a Teacher’s Aide at Ida Elementary School from which she retired. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. She rarely missed a chance to support them at their activities and events. She was frequently referred to as “My honorary Oma” by exchange student Marie Herbst of Eckenforde, Germany, whom she loved as one of her own grandkids. 

She loved cooking family dinners for all to enjoy. She also loved sewing, quilting, and knitting, winning many awards from the Monroe County Fair. Suzanne would give people who were very special in her life her hand made socks, quilts, and hats. She donated many of her hand knitted hats to the NICU at Toledo Hospital where they were given to premature babies. One of her saddest days was when dementia robbed her of her ability to pursue this craft any longer. Suzanne and Jim loved vacationing, especially on Manitoulin Island, Amish country in Ohio, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She was a member of Crossroads church. 

Suzanne is survived by sons, Tim (Tracy), Mitch (Linda) Steils, grandchildren Megan, Macie, Emily, Sam, and Zach, and great granddaughter Sage, nieces: Janet Kroeger and Beth Ford, and many great nieces and nephews. Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, James Steils, brother Paul, sister-in-law Corinne, brother-in-law Harold, and her nephew Steve Ford. 

The family wishes to thank all of our friends and others who offered care and support, especially staff at Hickory Ridge and Hospice of NW Ohio to which memorials may be made. 

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