Jan. 17, 1942 - Jan. 27, 2013
NILES, Mich. - William "Bill" James Suski, 71, of Niles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1942, to the late Stanley and Alice (Rybecki) Suski.
Bill is survived by his children, Pamela (Paul) Cherioli, Jeffery Suski, Michael (Kimberly) Suski and Kimberly (Douglas) Finley; siblings Stanley (Iva) Suski, Betty (Paul) Winslow, Ralph (Diane) Suski, Anthony (Kaye) Suski and Mary (Gerry) Hanna; brother-in-law Joe Hess Sr.; sister-in-law Sandra Suski; grandchildren Douglas Finley, Travis Suski, Ian Cherioli, Katlyn Suski, Dillon Finley, Maxwell Cherioli and Drake Finley; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by many, especially his best friends, Jim Atkins and his golfing buddy, Joe Hess Sr. Preceding Bill in death were siblings Frank Suski, Irene Hess, Nancy (Sam) Gambee, Dan Suski and Paul Suski; and grandson Kane Alexander Cherioli.
Bill made his home in Niles, just a mile from where he was raised. He attended Edwardsburg High School and retired from Fairmont Homes in Nappanee, Ind. Bill was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Elkhart Moose. He was an avid golfer and loved NASCAR. Bill loved cheering on the Detroit Lions. He enjoyed creating things through gardening, remodeling and carpentry.
Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger, with visitation for one hour prior. Graveside services and burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Friends and family are also invited back to St. Pius X Catholic Church following graveside services for a luncheon and time of remembrance.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bill may be donated to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
Online condolences may be offered to the Suski family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.