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(December 23, 1925 – November 7, 2013)

Susan J. Ripke, 87, died November 7, 2013 at Mid Michigan Stratford Village. Susan was born on December 23, 1925, in Bay Port, Michigan to George and Susan (Steele) Reid. Susan was married to Robert J Ripke who predeceased her. Susan loved her boys and loved to travel. Susan is survived by her sons; Richard (Anita), George, John (Dianna), Bill (Kathy), and Steve (Becky) Ripke. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Susan was predeceased by her brother George and sister Elizabeth. Private burial has been held. Smith-Miner Funeral Home will be assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.