Susanna went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with the effects of three major strokes. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Edward; children, Rev. Larry (Debbie), and Anita; grandsons: Joshua, Daniel, Timothy, Philip, Nathanael, and Matthew Gajdos; sister, Maria (Erich) Bormann of Windsor. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Susanna was pre-deceased by her father, Michael Dietrich (2007); mother, Susanna nee Dienesch (1981), and sisters, Katharina (1944) and Marlene (1969). She was born in Romania, moved to Rodney, and spent most of her life in St. Thomas.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 am with the funeral service at 11:00 am on Friday, March 22, 2013 at William’s Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St Thomas with interment to follow at the Rodney Cemetery with Rev. Don Schieman of Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Thomas and Grace Lutheran Church, West Lorne officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Lutheran Bible Translators or Haiti Lutheran Mission Society.