Grand Haven Tribune: Susan Spieske

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Susan Spieske

• Jul 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Susan Spieske, age 76, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Grand Haven/Spring Lake, Michigan. Loving mother to John (Sarah) Spieske and David Spieske. Adoring grandmother (aka “Jamma”) to Maya Spieske and Aliya Spieske. Dear sister to Catharine (Joe) Tyrrell. Cherished aunt to Christopher (Nikkiya) Tyrrell and Daniel (Brittany) Tyrrell. Former wife of Kurt Spieske. Beloved sister-in-law to Doug, Sarah, Deb and Tommy, and aunt to Jenny and Erica. Lovely friend to Mira Nedovich.

Susan moved to the Grand Haven area with her young family in the early 1970s. Possessing a creative flair, she was the owner/proprietor of the Merry Moth Needlepoint Store for several years in the 1970s and 1980s. Later, she became the friendly and encouraging face of her then-husband’s orthodontic practice. With and a smart wit and a quick smile, Susan had a remarkable capacity to connect with those around her, adults and children alike.

Susan relocated to Chicago in the late 1990s to be close to her sons and granddaughters. True to form, Susan made quick friends and became a fixture in the lives of her friends and extended family in the area. As a dear family friend said, “Susan radiates love.” Although Susan will be missed immensely, her star will continue to burn bright in those who knew and loved her.

Visitation: Friday, July 5, 2019, 5-9 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077.

Visitation: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. at Saint Gertrude Church, 1420 W. Granville Ave., Chicago, IL 60660.

Interment: Saint Boniface Cemetery.

Info: 847-675-1990 or 

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