On behalf of the Strubbe family (Eugene, son in law)
It is with a heavy heart, but with an encouraged spirit that I am writing to let everyone know that Sue passed away last night. It was at 8:15 pm on March 5, 2010. Friends and family were gathered around her as she drew her last breath and peacefully answered the Lord's calling to come home. Tears and hugs were shared through the night as we all grieved a loss and understood that everyone was blessed from the love of a wonderful woman.
Earlier in the day, the hospice nurse had tended to her and recognized that her condition was declining to a critical state. Some other medicine was administered to aid with the pain and some labored breathing at which point she began to rest easier. There were moments where it seemed that she began breathing in time with the ocean waves on the beaches of Gulf Shores. It is fitting since that was one her favorite destinations where she could describe her fondest spots with such detail that you could feel the ocean breeze and take in the aroma of the local cuisine. This was even more evident as all who were gathered could share how Sue had brought life into all of her stories and loved to bring you into it. From a sister, wife, mother, aunt, grand mother, childhood friend to recent friend, mother in law...she never changed and believed that hugs and love could solve anything and if it didn't work the first time, hug and love some more. Sue fought and fought harder from knowing that her loved one's were around. Pastor Jerry from Old Bethel United Methodist Church came over and led a time of prayer.
For all who have been reading and offering your support in prayer, the family has been blessed by you all. It is these overwhelming times that the overwhelming care being received leaves everyone humbled. Please join us as arrangements have been made at
Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park
9350 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229
The calling will be held on Monday, March 8th from 4:00 to 8:00.
On Tuesday, the service will be preceded by an additional time for the calling at 12:00 with the service to start at 1:00.
In the end, I know that Sue was at peace and had to smile that her work here was complete as we continued to share hugs and love. Thank you for joining in this journey and being a part of our lives.