Susan “Sue” Symonds, 62, passed away September 22, 2019

Susan “Sue” Symonds, 62, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Marlo Fritzke officiating. A private burial will be held at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M, Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to share a memory of Sue online may do so at

Sue was born October 4, 1956 in St. Joseph, MI to Harry & Frances (Savage) Quardokus. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1975. Sue was a member in the St. Joseph High School marching band, and also a member in the Twin Cities Drum and Bugle Corp.

During her bowling years, she served on the Board of Directors for the local Women’s Bowling Association, was a member of the Blossomland 300 Club, and the 600 Club. She won many trophy’s and awards from league bowling, as well as City, State and National Tournaments. Sue gave up her love of bowling to advance her career with Bechtel Construction.

Her dream job was always at Sanitary Cleaners, and she thought often of retirement, but working part time for them. She achieved that dream, and loved meeting people while working in the front of the store. Sue’s other love was her Jack Russell “Buddy”.

Sue is survived by her brother Paul (Jennifer) Quardokus; sister Debra (Jon) Holt; half-brother Harry Quardokus Jr.; three nieces; two nephews; and two great nieces and one great nephew. Sue was preceded in death by her parents. 

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