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Mrs. Susan K. Poffenberger
  • First Presbyterian Church
    1320 S. Lakeview Ave.
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • American Cancer Society
    P.O. Box 22718
    Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation
    P.O. Box 5014
    Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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“Terry & Family I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I remember the day you two got married. It was at the Presbeterian church on...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jane Poffenberger-Hughes - MI

“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4 ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Susan. She was a dear friend and great neighbor of our family on North Lakeview. My deepest...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Braham - Kailua, HI

“I am so sorry to hear the news, and am so sorry for the loss to your family. Sue was always a great grandma to Collin, and she will be dearly missed....Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Johnson - Lenhartsville, PA

“Terry, Kevin, Niki,and family, there are no wordstoexpress our feelings for the loss of of our great friend, Sue. She was loved by all that knew her....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Terry ,old friend, we are deeply sorry for your loss.we are keeping you in our thoughts, and if you need our helpplease give us a call. Jim...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“There are no words to express how much loss this is to us. She was a Dear Person. She left us way to soon but God must have need her. Our prayers our...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Patterson - Sturgis, MI

“Susie was a lovely lady, special friend and co-worker at Sturgis Bank. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Root-Boggs - Belleville, MI

“Terry - We were so sad to hear the news of Sue's death. We have really missed you since you moved to Kalamazoo and wondered often how you were both...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Karen & Floyd Yoder - Howe, IN

“Dear Terry and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I was just thinking of you both this weekend, and was going to see if the phone # I...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janelle Oman - Sturgis, MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Susan K. Poffenberger age 71 of Kalamazoo, Michigan and a longtime former Sturgis resident passed away early Monday morning May 29, 2017 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
She was born October 15, 1945 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Francis and Anna Mae (Kreider) Horning, Sr.
Susan had resided in Kalamazoo for the past three years. Before moving to Kalamazoo she lived her whole life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1963.
On March 7, 1964 she married Terry J. Poffenberger at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis.
Susan had been employed by Sturgis Bank and Trust Company in Sturgis for five years and following her graduation from high school worked at Grumman Olson for a short time. Her real calling was being the dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother that she was.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and the Burr Oak Mother's Club. Sue had a passion for the game of tennis and always looked forward to the Monday and Thursday ladies tennis matches with her friends and enjoyed reading. Sue had hobbies and interests but what she truly cherished was time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband: Terry; one daughter: Nicole (T.J.) Wickstrom of Cedar Springs; one son: Kevin Poffenberger of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren: Collin Poffenberger, Joshua Wickstrom, Evan Wickstrom and Anna Wickstrom; one sister: Janet DeYoung of Fort Collins, Colorado; three brothers: Francis "Bud" (Dagne) Horning of Mendon, Ronald Horning of Tomball, Texas and Norman Horning of Sturgis and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Patricia Mosher.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Susan K. Poffenberger will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Michael Wicks will officiate. Private placement of the ashes will be in the First Presbyterian Columbarium.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Poffenberger's memory consider the First Presbyterian Church, 1320 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (for Parkinson's Disease Research).
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.