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Susan Flessland

January 7, 2021
Holland, MI



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Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley St at US 131
West Olive, MI 49460
(616) 399-2119
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United Way - Mecosta-Osceola
315 Ives Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 592-4144
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Life Story / Obituary


Susan Louise Flessland, of Holland, MI, passed away peacefully January 7th at home.

Susan was born in Elmira, New York to Harold and Julia Boyer on February 14, 1933. She earned a BA from Eastern Michigan University and MA in Education/Reading from Oakland University. She taught the hearing impaired in Bloomfield Hills MI; reading in Allegan County Intermediate School District and Racine, WI; and worked for the Literacy Council in Racine, WI. She loved her family, and was proud all her children earned college degrees. She enjoyed gardening, book clubs and family genealogy. She proudly represented the founding families at Detroit’s Tricentennial Celebration, and belonged to the Association of University Women.

Susan is survived by her husband of 66 years, Gerald Flessland of Holland, her 5 children: Karen (Bill Avalone) Flessland of Tucson, AZ: Eric (Stephanie) Flessland of Grosse Ile, MI; Kristine (Mark) Ohlhaver of Fountain Hills, AZ; Mark (Jodie) Flessland of Holland, MI; and Kathryn (Manning) Lopez of Oakland, CA; her grandchildren, Olivia, Gabriel, and Ellise Flessland; Diana and Jason Ohlhaver; Elizabeth (Scott) Martin and Christine (Daniel) Boehm; and her great grandchildren: Macklin and Tucker Boehm; Eliza Martin and Presley Lopez. Her grandson, David Lopez, preceded her in death.

Susan was cremated and the family plans a future memorial.

Memorial donations may be made to Harbor Humane Society in West Olive, MI, or Mecosta-Osceola United Way. The family is grateful to Senior Helpers and Hospice of Holland. Susan was a spirited, loving, caring mother and wife who will be dearly missed.