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Obituaries

Ralph J. Susan

Ralph J. Susan
Ralph J. Susan

DIXON – Ralph J. Susan, 83, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was a school bus driver for Illinois Central School Bus Co., before retiring.

Ralph was born June 26, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., the son of Ralph J. and Mary (Vilt) Susan. He married Ruth Hoffman on Aug. 28, 2004, in Dixon.  

Survivors include his wife, and one son, James (Patti) Susan, both of Dixon; one daughter, Glenda Susan of Texas; one stepson, Hank Jay (Susan) Vejvoda of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Janice Valentine of South Bend, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Gary Wilson, pastor of Foursquare Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Elkhart, Ind.

A memorial has been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon.

Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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