Life Story / Obituary
Susan Kay Sipple (Schmidt), 75, of Traverse City, died July 2, 2021.
She was born October 2, 1945 in Frankfort, Michigan the daughter of Lyle F. and Sarah M. (Van Slambrouck) Schmidt.
Susan retired from Fifth Third Bank.
Her hobbies included reading, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, playing cribbage and backgammon.
Susan walked her path with gentle footsteps and a listening heart. She had a kind and beautiful presence and a strength that her family could depend on.
Susan is survived by her brother, Donald (Germaine) Schmidt; children, Lisa (Patrick) Calvin; Leslie Payne; Lani (Jon) Shooks; Jason (Kim) Sipple; grandchildren, Cameron Sipple; Gregory Eder; Caleb Sipple; Coby Sipple; and Elsa Calvin. Nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lyle F. and Sarah M. Schmidt; and brother, Robert Schmidt.
Memorial contributions may be made in Susan's honor to the Father Fred Foundation, Wounded Warrior, or the Cherryland Humane Society.
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