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Susan Jane White

August 6, 1946 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 72)

Susan Jane White, age 72, of Spencer Township, was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, May 13, 2019 from Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Carrol & Irene (Nygren) Wilford, she was born on August 6, 1946 in Grand Rapids, was a 1964 graduate of Union High School, and attended the former Grand Rapids Junior College. 

In 2009 she retired from a 44 year career as a legal secretary, having spent the last 22 years with Miller Johnson.  In her spare time, Sue loved to garden, read, cook and spend time with her husband, Bob, traveling, on the lake fishing or exploring the back roads with him on his Harley.  

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Emory White;  her parents;  and a brother, Thomas Jon Wilford.  Surviving are her children, Anna & Frank Foster of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Joshua & Emily Wilford of Grand Rapids;  step-children, Tracy & Rusty Kemp of Sumner, Matthew & Amanda White of Watford City, North Dakota;  grandchildren, Evan, Lukas, and Asher Foster, all of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Jordan and Samuel Wilford of Grand Rapids, Shaelyn Jewell of Elwell, Christa & Sean Thorp of West Branch, Christian White of St. Louis;  a brother, Jon & Marian Wilford of Lansing;  a sister, Anne Wilford & Donald Bivin of Oakland, California;  a sister-in-law, Pat Struble of Ionia;  and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Susan's life from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Spencer Township Hall, 14960 Meddler Avenue, Gowen, where her pastor will share memories beginning at 3:00 p.m.   

Instead of flowers, Susan would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either the Semper Fi Fund ( or to the M & M Lakes Environmental Association, 16987 Shawano Dr. N.E., Sand Lake, MI 49343.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sue's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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