Susan C. Gruetzmacher, 59, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Susan was born to Carlton and Doris (Laboyeske) Gruetzmacher on October 17, 1959. She was an artistic lady who loved to paint and laughed often. Her green thumb made taking care of her house plants a joy in her life. She was a social butterfly which aided her in her time as a sales associate at East Bay and a long-time bartender.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Charles.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Carly Howden (Dan Kurtz); grandchildren, Gavin Kurtz, Catherine Kurtz and Stephen Kurtz; siblings, Ralph, Steve (Patty), and Tom (Karen); and many nieces and nephews.

Susan has already had a celebration of life with all her friends and family.

Donations to the American Cancer Society in Susan’s name are appreciated.