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Susan M. (VanEffen) Lombardi
Date of Death: May, 04 2013

Susan M. (VanEffen) Lombardi, 69, Escanaba, passed away early Saturday morning, May 4, 2013 at her home in Escanaba. She was born on December 6, 1943 in Escanaba, the daughter of the late August and Lena (Ambeau) VanEffen.
Susan graduated from Holy Name High School and later bartended at different local businesses throughout her life. She loved kids, dogs and REX. In her later years she was an active foster grandparent.
She is survived by her two daughters: Kristine Andrews and Dawn Harrell, two brothers: Harold (Doris) VanEffen and Kenneth (Ellie) VanEffen, three sisters: Rita (Herbert) Caron, Betty (Louis) Tryan and special sister Carol (Midge) Wallin, four grandchildren: Chad and Joel Popour and Deanna and Kayla Andrews, one great grandchild on the way, special nieces: Shirley (Johnny) Simmons and Sandy (Rex) Seegert as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: Roy Johnson and John Lombardi, six sisters: Millie Kraft, Leota Cole, Margie Coppock, Mary Jane Vermullen, Irene Bassett and Jackie Dougherty and three brothers: August Jr., Raymond and Gary VanEffen.
Susan's life will be celebrated starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18, 2013 at her family's home at 210 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, MI.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting her family.
Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "our sincere condolences to the family,we all grew up together as friends and still remember susie and her red chow running thru the tall grass with her blonde curly hair flying behind,great sence of humor and a big friendly smile..will be in ohio at time of the funeral, but our prayers will be with you all..shirl and bill"
    -bill and shirley ness

  • "I'm so sorry to hear of Suzie's passing. All my memories of her are of her laughing and smiling. She brought allot of joy to many people. Take care. Kathy Sullivan (Rick Lombardi's mom)"
    -Kathy Sullivan (Lombardi)

  • "I only learned this morning from my parents of the passing of "big" Susie. I remember as a child at my grandmother Millie's house the accordion and laughter that always accompanied her on her visits down state to see her big sister in Pigeon. She will be missed. "little" Susie"
    -Susan Wichert Weir

  • "I will miss the way you always made people smile and brightened up everyones day. I will miss you tons grandma i love you! "

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