Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


Hildegard Suchsland

April 4, 1924July 28, 2020

Hildegard died July 28, 2020 at age 96. Born in Fahrenholz, an estate near Rostock, Germany, she graduated from nursing school after the war and moved to Sweden, where she met Otto Suchsland. They got married in Hamburg in 1956 and moved to Palo Alto, Calif.

They have lived in East Lansing since 1957. She worked in real estate sales for Musselman Realty in East Lansing.

Hildegard is survived by her husband, Otto Suchsland; son, Erik Suchsland; daughter, Helga Bidwell; and two grandsons, Karl Suchsland and Ian Bidwell.

A service will be conducted by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in East Lansing at a later date.

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Leslie Behm

August 6, 2020

I only met Hildegard a few times but she was one of the sweetest people I have met. I know of Otto's love for her. They were clearly a couple very much in love with each other. She will be missed.


Nancy Hill

August 5, 2020

My husband, Glen and I, have lived directly across the street from the Suchlands for 20 years. Hildegard was always friendly and we often consulted her about our plants (especially flowers). She was sure the purple flowers that sprung up around our patio were weeds, even though we found them in a book that named them! To each his own, I guess! We enjoyed her cheerful outlook on life and her determination to stay as active as she could for as long as she could. I guess she managed to do just that... not many these days hang on until they are 96! Way to go, Hildegard! Godspeed!

Diana Walker

August 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of Hildegard's death. I knew her through the Michigan Athletic water aerobics program. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by us all at the MAC.

Judith Loescher

August 4, 2020

Seeing Hildegard was always a delight. We shared an interest in gardening and, for many years, I'd see her at meetings of the East Lansing Garden Club and Faculty Folk/MSU Community Club. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Judy Loescher

Wendy Pope

August 2, 2020

I always enjoyed talking with Hildegard. I met her about 20 years ago through the MSU Community Club, known then as Faculty Folk. She was a wonderful lady, a great gardener and a very interesting, friendly soul. My more recent meetings occurred in the supermarket where we would always share a short chat. I will miss her.

My sincere sympathy is extended to Otto and the family.



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