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Shirley Ann Sutton

December 13, 1929January 31, 2021

Shirley A. Sutton, age 91, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.

She was born on December 13, 1929 in Branch County, Michigan to Clarence and Nina Gottschalk.

After graduating from Fremont High School in 1947, she married Max Sutton on May 1, 1948, they were married for 72. He survives.

Shirley enjoyed quilting, crocheting, word search puzzles, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Max Sutton of Fremont, Indiana, three daughters, Debra (Dale) Higbee of Fremont, Indiana, Terri (Robert) Spidel of Angola, Indiana, and Becky Sutton of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, three grandchildren, Stephanie Young of Hamilton, Indiana, Brandon Spidel of Tipton, Indiana, and April (Jeremy) Krstovic of Massillon, Ohio, and five great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Kassen Young, and Olivia, Landon and Owen Spidel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a great-grandson, Wyatt Young.

A private graveside service will be held at Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

The family would like to thank the staff at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the kind and excellent care given to Mrs. Sutton.


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Anita Feller

February 4, 2021

Max and girls so very sorry for your loss, and Debbie I remember how nice you were to my mother when she was ill. Please except my dearest sympathy. Anita Feller

Karel Ross

February 3, 2021

Debbi, Terri, and Becky and families. I am so sorry you have lost your mother. My thoughts, prayers, and warm remembrances from when we were in school together are with you. Please rely on comforting scriptures such as Revelation 21:3,4.

Heath Schneider

February 3, 2021

To her granddaughter April and family...God rest and bless her soul and may He also be with you during this difficult time for your family.

Kathy Bock

February 3, 2021

Becky, Terri , Deb and Family,

I remember when we were in high school stopping in to see your mom at the drug store. She was always so patient and kind. Those are such good memories. I am sorry she is gone.

Kathy Shaffer Bock

Alan & Karen Middleton

February 3, 2021

To Shirley’s Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a sweet lady that had a long, well-lived life. May she Rest In Peace.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come.
With Deepest Sympathies,
Alan & Karen (Bingaman) Middleton