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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Susan M. Clark

August 5, 1951November 6, 2019

Susan Marie Clark née Reck August 5, 1951 - November 6, 2019 Susan is survived by her loving partner James (Jim) Bosheff, her three children Allison Parker- Johnson (Laurie), Christopher Parker, Schuyler Clark and seven grandchildren Zachary, James and Grace Parker and Kyle, Ben, Reese and Piper Johnson. Also surviving Susan are her father James (Jim) Reck, special step-mother Helene Reck, and sisters Diane Reck (Joe Droste), Mary Jane Khoshnegah (Arya) and Krisann Swoboda (Mike) Stepbrothers: Mark, Greg and Michael Whitford and Stepsisters: Claudia Stewart and Jane Wright. In addition aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends, Aunt Susie was always a favorite to her many nieces and nephews who loved her magical nature. Susan is survived by two special mother-in-laws Leona Parker and Shirley Clark. Susan will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Susan was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Reck, brother James (Jimmie) Reck and sister Janice Reck.

Susan graduated from Everett High School in 1969. From there she ventured off to experience the world where she lived in Hawaii for a year before returning back home where she then married and began her life as a homemaker then mother. Later in life Susan made her home in Colorado Springs were she lived for several years where she enjoyed living beneath the shadow of Pikes Peak. Susan created beautiful warm and loving homes. Her joy and passion was creating wonderful spaces of beauty to raise her family and entertain. Out in the world and away from her home-life Susan helped run the family business (Ken’s Pizza). She was also a dedicated hard working employee for many establishments both in Michigan and Colorado Springs. Susan found meeting and talking with all those she encountered an enrichment to her life. She thrived on narrative whether it a conversation, hearing of ones journey or through books. Her comprehension was impeccable which inevitably made for her deep understanding and compassion of others. “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” Neale Donald Walsch

Family will receive visitors on Monday November 11, 2019 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and one hour prior to Susan’s funeral on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at St. Casimir Church, Lansing. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Casimir Church, Lansing. Following services the family is welcoming family and friends to a luncheon at the church.

In lieu of flowers consider the following: donating blood to the American Red Cross, become an organ donor, give to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and share Random Acts of Kindness. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Clark family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

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Wendy Kopitsch

November 13, 2019

I walked with Susan in the beautiful fall woods of Grand Woods Park during a field trip for her granddaughter. I learned of her life bringing up her children and how she was helping with her granddaughters-- and, I could feel how her love and devotion continued within her daughter Allison and granddaughters. Nicely done Susan. Love and wishes to you as you travel to the other side and into your next journey.

Yvonne Evanoff-Joseph

November 10, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you, Jimmy, and Susan’s family.
Vonnie

Jody Lannoo

November 9, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the entire family and friends of this very special woman. Having know her for over 50 years it's so hard to believe she will no longer cross my path here on earth but I hold dear in my heart that I will meet her again in heaven.

Melinda and Dan Marsh

November 9, 2019

There are no words to express the loss of a wonderful friend. We laughed, we cried, and I was inspired by her knowledge & wonder of the universe. I will miss my funny and quirky “Cosmo”! My sincere condolences and love to the entire family.

Debbie Bathurst

November 7, 2019

Sue was a fun loving, caring person, who enjoyed life. I went to high school with her and feel very fortunate she made it to our 50th class reunion and had a wonderful time. RIP Sue, you will be missed.

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Biography

Susan Marie Clark née Reck
August 5, 1951 - November 6, 2019
Susan is survived by her loving partner James (Jim) Bosheff, her three children Allison Parker- Johnson (Laurie), Christopher Parker, Schuyler Clark and seven grandchildren Zachary, James and Grace Parker and Kyle, Ben, Reese and Piper Johnson. Also surviving Susan are her father James (Jim) Reck, special step-mother Helene Reck, and sisters Diane Reck (Joe Droste), Mary Jane Khoshnegah (Arya) and Krisann Swoboda (Mike) Stepbrothers: Mark, Greg and Michael Whitford and Stepsisters: Claudia Stewart and Jane Wright. In addition aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends, Aunt Susie was always a favorite to her many nieces and nephews who loved her magical nature. Susan is survived by two special mother-in-laws Leona Parker and Shirley Clark. Susan will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Susan was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Reck, brother James (Jimmie) Reck and sister Janice Reck.

Susan graduated from Everett High School in 1969. From there she ventured off to experience the world where she lived in Hawaii for a year before returning back home where she then married and began her life as a homemaker then mother. Later in life Susan made her home in Colorado Springs were she lived for several years where she enjoyed living beneath the shadow of Pikes Peak.
Susan created beautiful warm and loving homes. Her joy and passion was creating wonderful spaces of beauty to raise her family and entertain. Out in the world and away from her home-life Susan helped run the family business (Ken’s Pizza). She was also a dedicated hard working employee for many establishments both in Michigan and Colorado Springs. Susan found meeting and talking with all those she encountered an enrichment to her life. She thrived on narrative whether it a conversation, hearing of ones journey or through books. Her comprehension was impeccable which inevitably made for her deep understanding and compassion of others.
“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” Neale Donald Walsch