Susan Claire Parks
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Susan Claire Parks
  • July 13, 1948 - October 30, 2017
  • Avilla, Indiana

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Susan Claire Parks, 69, of Avilla, IN, passed away on October 30, 2017, after a long battle with sarcodosis. She was born to the late Gerald and Nelda (Holcombe) Parks on July 13, 1948. Susan graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1965. She retired in 2015 from Deister Machinery after 41 years of service.

Susan is survived by her companion of 38 years, Dave Eckart; daughter, Robin Ritchie of Kendallville, IN; grandchildren, Nicholas and Joshua Ritchie; sister, Lynne (Ronald) Bridge of Roanoke, IN; nephew, Brian Bridge of Churubusco, IN; niece, Brenda (Jeffery) Gallmeyer of Roanoke, IN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Susan's funeral service will be on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home (6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819) with visitation two hours prior. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Parkview Hospice.