Janice Suydam

Obituary of Janice Marilyn Suydam

Janice Marilyn Brodbeck was born in New Carlisle, Ohio on August 6, 1932.   She was one of four children born to Ora Brodbeck and Margaret (Brubaker) Brodbeck.   She was a 1950 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle.  

Janice married Bobbie Gene Suydam in her hometown on August 25, 1957.   The couple were blessed with four children.   Janice cared for the needs of her husband and children as a homemaker.  

Janice or Marilyn as she preferred to be called loved the company of others.   She looked forward to playing cards with friends and especially her favorite game of buncho.   Northern Michigan held a special place in her heart and Everett was a preferred destination.   Each year Marilyn looked forward to deer hunting season, not as one would assume the thrill of the hunt, but she tagged along with Bobbie to sit and play cards with her friends when the men went hunting.   Always in search of the next treasure, her favorite pastime at home was that of garage saleing.   She was diligent in planning her day and carefully plotted out a course so that she could hit as many stops as possible.

Janice Marilyn Suydam, age 89, of Newport, Michigan passed away peacefully at Hickory Ridge of Temperance on Sunday; March 27, 2022. Her passing was preceded by her parents, her husband on January 30, 2022; two children:  an infant son:  Kevin Suydam and son: Bruce Suydam; son in-law: Michael Ginther; and three siblings:  Donald Brodbeck, Joanna Wilson, and Keith Brodbeck.

To cherish her memory she leaves a son: Mark Suydam; a daughter: Barbara Ginther; a daughter-in-law: Stephanie Suydam; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Friends may gather on Friday; April 1, 2022 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   A Worship Service Celebrating Her Life officiated by Pastor Donna Ebanks of Northpoint Church of the Nazarene will be held at 11:00am on Saturday; April 2, 2022 also at Merkle’s.   Procession to Maple Grove Cemetery in Dundee, Michigan will follow.

In lieu of flowers, for those desiring, memorials are suggested to Save Monroe’s Strays.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.

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Friday
1
April

Gathering for Janice Marilyn Suydam

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 1, 2022
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Saturday
2
April

Celebration of Life for Janice Marilyn Suydam

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185