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Susan L. Kowalenko, 70, died Wednesday, June 21, at her home. She had been ill the past year.
She was born May 12, 1947 in London, England to Kenneth and Frances (Britt) Orange.
On Feb. 14, 1987 she married Jake Kowalenko in Elkhart.
He survives along with a daughter, Michelle (Dan) McGuire Patterson, Forsyth, Illinois; two sons, Jonn (Colleen) Kowalenko, Hellertown, Pennsylvania and Jarel (Bambi) Kowalenko, Goshen; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Trish James, The Villages, Florida and Sandy Cook, Sanatoga, Pennsylvania.
Susan worked in customer service for Keystone, Inc.
A celebration of Susan's life will take place Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sunnyside Park, 68433 Clinton St., New Paris.
According to her wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 24, 2017
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