Suzanne M. Matatall Terpstra

December 17, 1950March 20, 2013

Suzanne Marie Terpstra was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 17, 1950 to Horace and Elaine Matatall. She passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Angela Hospice on March 20, 2013 at the age of 62.

She was the beloved mother of Wendy (Christopher) Martin, Michael (Holly) Terpstra, and Dawn (Shawn) Decker. Dear grandma of Alicia Decker, Talon Decker, Richie Decker, Quinton Decker, Zachary Martin, Lara Terpstra, Emma Jane Martin, Jenna Terpstra, and Leah Terpstra. Survived by her brother James Douglas (Donna) Matatall and her sister Sharon (Billy) Chefan.

Suzanne was a retired Insurance Claims Supervisor for General Motors.

The family will receive friends for a Visitation on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford, Michigan 48239 (Just east of Beech Daly)

The Funeral Service will be 10:00am on Monday, March 25, 2013 with visiting one hour before at Harry J. Will Funeral Home. The Funeral will be led by Pastor Doug Campbell of Alpha Baptist Church in Livonia, Michigan where Suzanne was a member.

The Memorial Luncheon will follow the service at Connection Church 3855 South Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan 48188.

Suzanne will be privately laid to rest in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Michigan.



  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2013


  • Memorial Luncheon

Suzanne M. Matatall Terpstra

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March 26, 2013

I am so sorry. I just found out about this just now and am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sue at GM. My prayers go out to your family.
Linda Kososki

Terry Hefferon - Smith

March 26, 2013

With loving memories, I worked with Sue when she was at GM. I will be praying for the family.

Ken & Donna Grater

March 25, 2013

Mike and Holly and family
We were very sorry to hear from David about your mom's death. While it was expected and probably welcomed in some ways the reality of it is still very sad.
We're glad she was able to see her kids grow up and raise families of their own, I'm sure she enjoyed her grandchildren very much.
We hope your memories of her will help you this sad time.

Cheryl McEvoy

March 24, 2013

To the family of Sue.
I was shocked to see that Sue had passed away. I was her hairdresser for many years. I always enjoyed our conversations during her appointments. I remember her for the love she had for her family. The love she had for her mother. How she cared for her. I remember the excitement when all her kids got married. What stands out most in my mind is the love she had for her grandchildren. She often shared stories and pictures of them. She was happy to quit work and care for them. I know you all will truly miss her. She was a wonderful person. I will pray for all of you during this tough time.