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Suzanne Stutzman

Suzanne Stutzman was born on September 29, 1946 in Milford, Nebraska to Roman Sr. and Edith Janzti. Suzanne was the fourth of four children, their only girl. Suzanne attended Milford grade school and high school. She was a cheerleader, majorette, homecoming attendant, class treasurer, class vice president, and a member of the drill team, pep club, Future Homemakers of America, mixed chorus, madrigal, triple trio, student council, drama club, etc. She was crowned “Centennial Queen” of Milford in the summer of 1964. Suzanne met the love of her life, Les Stutzman, while in high school and married him on October 10, 1964. The first few years of marriage, Les and Suzanne lived in Milford before moving to Portland, Oregon where they lived for 2 years. They moved back to Omaha where their first daughter, Rhonda, was born. Shortly after, they moved to Albany, Oregon where their second daughter, Tonya, was born. Suzanne spent many years of her life as a stay at home mom, a bank teller, personal banker, and investments assistant. Suzanne and Les moved from Albany, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona in 1986, then to Omaha, Nebraska in 1995. Suzanne was able to go “truckin” with Les for just over a year after moving to Omaha which she enjoyed a lot. In 1999 her first grandchild was born with six others to follow. Her grandchildren, Cam, Shawn, Jake, Kayla, Brooke, MaKenna and Major were the joy of her life and the focus of her attention. Her passions included God, family, shopping, traveling and camping “luxury” style. Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. She spent the remainder of her 5 ½ years creating wonderful memories for her, her daughters and her grandchildren! Suzanne fought a courageous battle before passing away in her home on January 27, 2009 with her husband and two daughters by her side. She was 62 years, 3 months and 29 days old. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Les Stutzman, Omaha; her daughters and son-in-laws, Rhonda and Mike Flanigan, Omaha; Tonya and Jeff Filleman, Omaha; her grandchildren Cam, Shawn, Jake, Kayla, Brooke, MaKenna and Major, Omaha; brothers and sister-in-laws Ron and Linda Jantzi, Salem, Oregon; Dick and Karen Jantzi, Fairmont, Nebraska; and sister-in law Ruth Jantzi, Fairmont, Nebraska. Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents Roman Jantzi Sr. and Edith Jantzi; brother Roman Jantzi, Jr.; and sister-in-law Julie Jantzi. The funeral service will be held at Brookside Church at 11607 M Circle in Omaha on Monday, February 2 at 10:30 am with Pastor Tim Wiebe officiating. Interment in Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford at 3:00 pm. Memorials may be directed to Methodist Hospital Foundation/Estabrook Cancer Center at 8303 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114, in memory of Suzanne Stutzman.


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