Suzanne Beatrice Nelson, 72, of Indianapolis, peacefully entered into heavenly rest on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Franciscan Health Hospital. She was born on May 4, 1949, in Evergreen Park, Illinois to Leslie and Elaine Schuttes Dykstra.
Family and friends knew Suzanne as a fun-loving person, who could make everyone happy with her contagious laugh. Suzanne was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; her passions in life were shopping, playing the slot machines, but more spending time with her beloved husband, children, grandchildren, and friends.
Suzanne is survived by her husband Mark S. Nelson, who she married in Ashland, Wisconsin on March 5, 1975. She is also survived by her children Chris (Jennifer) Nelson, Malia (finance Scot Crum) Nelson, stepdaughter Kimberly (Gregory) Arianoff, grandchildren, Alyssa, Sarah, Samantha, Tony, Olga, and Yaeko, great-grandchildren Carter and Orion. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Leslie Dykstra sister Karen Leslie.
A Celebration of Suzanne’s Life will be held on March 5th, with receiving of family and friends from 1 pm to 3 pm, with a service to follow at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Suzanne’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3932 Mi Casa Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Memorial and stories may be posted at www.orileybranson.com