Susan D. Trimmer

May 25, 1959October 28, 2012
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Susan Diane Trimmer (Fisher) Haslett

Susan Diane Trimmer (Fisher), 53, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2012. The daughter of Albert and the late Renate Hermsen, Susie was born on May 25, 1959. She grew up in Okemos, MI, and then lived in Williamston, MI for twenty years. She recently settled in Haslett, MI with her husband Tim, whom she married in 2010. A graduate of MSU, she was a lifelong Spartan fan. She went on to earn her MBA from Spring Arbor University in 2010. Sue was an outstanding professional woman, raising money for student scholarships and college improvements as Foundation Director at Lansing Community College and Director of Development at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Sue was an extremely creative and passionate person; excelling at gardening, scrap booking, photography, and quilting. She enjoyed staying active outside with her husband -walking daily, golfing, kayaking rivers and lakes in Michigan, and traveling. Outside of work, Sue lived for her family and friends. An extremely dedicated and loving mother, Sue was best friends with her two daughters over the years. She was also an outstanding friend to many. It is clear that she touched many lives by the outpour of love and support that she and the family received during the last year of her illness. Sue leaves behind to cherish and celebrate her life, her father, Albert Hermsen, husband, Tim Trimmer, two daughters: Michelle (Jordan) Allen and Sara Fisher, their father, Dave Fisher, two sisters: Carol Hermsen and Nancy Halliday, and two brothers: Albert Hermsen and Terry Hermsen. A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Visitation will also take place Tuesday, October 30 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, MI from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan (Fisher) Trimmer Memorial Scholarship c/o Lansing Community College, 8021 Foundation Office, P. O. Box 40010, Lansing, MI 48901.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Susan D. Trimmer

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Jim and Shelley White

November 17, 2012

Tim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Susan was such a beautiful person. My mom, June Viera thought alot of her. She was so nice after my mom passed away and taking care of my mom's scholarship fund. Susan will be dearly missed.

November 15, 2012

I'm not a guest, I'm Sue's husband, Tim. I want to thank everyone for all the kind words, thoughts and support. Please check out her blog also
Thank you again, love. Tim

Ty Liggons

November 9, 2012

I am so thankful for the impact Sue had on my life. It was in 2010 when she brought a project (to this day I cant remember what it was) to my class while finishing up my first associates. I was only interested in helping, but eventually Sue inspired me to lead the project. It was the first time I had done anything like that. The project ended up getting cancelled but it was a mere stepping stone into my future in leadership. It was because of Susan's opportunity that I pursed many leadership opportunities at LCC. Opportunities if it had not been for Susan's belief in me. She was a great individual who I only knew for a short period of time. I was extremely shocked when I heard she had passed recently. I only wished I could have heard of this sooner. So that I may have attended her celebration with friends and family. Susan was and still is my inspiration to help lead others and educate future leaders. I just want to say thank you again to Susan's family for their loved ones contribution to my life.

November 8, 2012

My love and prayers go out to the family. We in the Michigan American
Council on Education Network and its Executive board respected loved and cherished Sue both as a higher education professional and friend.
May knowing that she made a difference in our lives and profession help sustain you at this very sad time.
MaryLee Davis

November 8, 2012

I was so blessed to have met Sue a few months before she became Sue Trimmer. We had an instant connection due to her warmth and enthusiasm for life. A very special person, her generous and loving nature will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy to her family for the loss they must endure. But remember that she will always be with you in your heart.

Many Blessings,
Robin Cleveland

Nancy Little

November 6, 2012

Sue and I worked together for many years on the LCC Foundation. She was eternally energetic, positive, and devoted to raising funds to benefit students in need. I'm so saddened by her passing at such a young age. She still had a lot to contribute. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan and Dave Paul

November 5, 2012

Sue was a special lady. She always brought a smile, confidence and caring to any situation she faced. We cherish our memories and our thoughts go to her family.

Kelli Ellsworth Etchison

November 5, 2012

It is with sadness that I offer condolences to the Fisher - Trimmer family. Sue was very instrumental in helping me launch the LAFCU/LCC external scholarship program; she was always thrilled to be on the review panel and a joy to work with. Sue was a great person with passion for her job, she will be missed.

Mark Edick

November 2, 2012

God Bless you, Sue. You will be as deeply missed as you were deeply loved. You were a beloved friend and will live on in my heart and my life.

Mike and Elaine Wall

November 1, 2012

So very sorry to hear about Sue's passing. We hope you take comfort in her great work in fundraising and various work at LCC along with her great giving and caring personality.