On Saturday, May 18th, the most “beautiful lady on the lake” was called home to heaven as she was surrounded by family.
Susan Jo (Kuhn) Bieganski was born on September 2, 1953, in Mishawaka, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Jean (Grabarczyk) Kuhn and lived at 817 Lincolnway West during her childhood. After graduating from Marian High School in Mishawaka, she earned her speech and hearing degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. On May 22, 1976, she married Raymond Bieganski at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Indiana. Susan and Raymond have two daughters and 5 grandchildren; Kara (Ryan) Palmer and their 3 children, Brayden, Breslyn and Brynlee of Granger, Indiana and Marta (Guy) Harrison and their 2 children Ailee and Rhys of Auburn, Alabama.
Along with her immediate family, she is also survived by her sister Barbara (Ken) Timby, brother Thomas (Susie) Kuhn and sister Laurie (James) Highfield.
With her creativity, love of children and energetic spirit, Susan dedicated 25+ years to teaching second graders at St. Mary’s of the Assumption, St. Thomas and Queen of Peace Catholic Schools. For the last ten years, she worked as a Speech Therapy Assistant in the Penn Harris Madison School Corporation.
Susan’s heart was happiest when she was at her lake house on Pleasant Lake in Three Rivers, Michigan. During the summer months, she would often cruise around the lake in her pontoon with a glass of wine. She would also enjoy putting her feet up by the campfire, going on a kayak ride and tapping into her inner child while floating in the lake with her grandkids. She found her greatest joy in being a nana. She was always up for going to the casino with friends and playing euchre with family. Susan will always be fondly remembered for her love of whipped cream and pumpkin pie, her meatloaf recipe and her love of flowers.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary read at 6:30 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Osceola.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure at ww5.komen.org
To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.