Susan Marie Gerow

October 4, 1956January 8, 2020

Susan Marie Gerow, 63, of Mesa, Arizona ( Formerly Saginaw Michigan) passed away with her loving Husband Michael at her side on January 8, 2020.

Susan was born on October 4, 1956 in Saginaw, MI to Wayne Westphal and Theresa (Phelan) Westphal. Susan graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1974 where she met the love of her life Michael Gerow. Susan and Mike were married on August 24, 1974. Susan gave birth to her first Son Michael in 1975 followed by Matthew in 1977. Throughout Susan’s adult life, she held jobs as a sales representative and later a real estate agent upon moving to Arizona in 1996. Susan enjoyed riding shotgun with her Husband on the back of their Harley and exploring all the beauty the desert had to offer. She loved living at the foot of “HER” mountain (The Superstion). Susan absolutely adored her four “Grandolls”, Ivana, Lillyan, Keagan & Kinley Gerow. Susan had a great zest for life and told it like it was, she wore her heart on her sleeve! Susan had a special place in her heart for all the animals of the earth, and tried to feed them all (especially the seagulls at the beach) ugghhh! Susan will be missed by her two Dogs Ella Cinderalla and Paco Taco. Susan will be greatly missed by all her family and friends and everyone that loved her. Susan Was preceded in death by her Parents Wayne and Theresa Westphal, her Parents in law Louis and Violet (Gary) Gerow.

Susan’s memory will be cherished and kept alive by her adoring and eternal Husband Michael of 45 years and and her two son’s Michael Gerow Jr. (April Wallace) and Matthew (Lori) Gerow. Also her four “Grand Dolls” Ivana, Lillyan, Keagan and Kinley. Her Siblings David (Barb) Westphal, Thomas (Julie) Westphal & Karen (Matthew) McGowan. Susan is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews that she adored.

Honoring Susan’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. In Lieu of flowers please feed the animals of the earth and think of Susie.


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Susan Marie Gerow

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Katie Hess

January 12, 2020

Susie my heart is breaking hearing this news. Loved you like a sister.

Susie was so caring you had to be careful saying you liked something that she had, as a few days or weeks later she would bring it to you to gift you with it. I spent many many times going shopping with Susie and she would always carry those small packs of crackers you get with your soup so that she would break apart and feed the birds while we’re walking into the stores. She had a heart of gold. Animal lover on steroids 🤗

Susie I’m hoping as you approach those pearly gates, your mom and dad are there to greet you along with all your animal babies that have passed on over the years.

Love you,

Mary Huyck-Preston

January 11, 2020

Susie was a good friend to me for many years! Who ever wrote her obituary did a great job, it is spot on. The only thing I would add is her generous nature. If you needed a hand Susie was there to help.

Love and peace to you Susie. May the Angels welcome you to paradise, may the martyrs great you on the way, and may you see the face of the Lord this day!!!

April Smalley

January 11, 2020

Suzie welcomed me and my son into her life as if we were family from the first day we met her. It was a pleasure to know her and an honor to care for her. I only wish I had more time to know this special woman. Take care and Godspeed Suzie.