Susan Jo (Trapp) Trimble of Three Oaks passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
A private family gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 926-9440. Memorials may be made to the Harbor Country Rotary Foundation in memory of Susan Jo Trimble. Those who wish to leave an online condolence may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Susan was born on May 22, 1943, in Niles, to Edwin and Louise (Schwandt) Trapp. After graduating from Buchanan High School, she attended Alma College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught sixth grade reading and social studies for 30 years in the River Valley School District before retiring. Susan’s second career was owning and operating “Paws and Read” in Sawyer. In 2012, she closed the location after 12 very successful years. Susan married the love of her life, Richard Torgerson Trimble, on June 13, 2016, at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. She was an avid reader all her life, enjoyed traveling, sought adventure and adored her many cats over the years. Her travels included trips to Disney in California and Florida, Hawaii, Alaska, Whitefish Point, the Black Hills and Ocracoke Island. Above all, Susan loved spending time with her beloved family.
Susan is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Alison (Shawn) Lynch, LeighAnn (Bill) Perrow and their father, Phil Bender and Stacey (Stoney) Bumgardener; grandchildren: Justin, Hanah, Addison, Hunter, Cooper and Walker; and sister, Maralee Warmbrand.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
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