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Susan Kay Brobst

Born: Wed., Dec. 2, 1942
Died: Fri., May 29, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 02, 2020
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Tue., Jun. 02, 2020
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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       Susan Kay Brobst, age 77 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2020.  She was born on December 2, 1942 in Valparaiso, IN to Clayton Lawrence Brobst and Lou Cecelia Brobst (née Bross), both of whom preceded her in death.


       She is survived by her loving daughters: Kelly Anne Best (nee Tressler) and Kimberly Laura Gillikin (nee Tressler); her adoring grandchildren: Andrew Paul Gillikin, Zachary James Gillikin, Clayton Thomas Best, Emily Susan Best, Myles Dylan Best, and Casey Anne Best; her loving sister, Rona Jean Edquist (Kenneth); and by her numerous nieces and nephews. 

       Susan was also preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Carol Tinsley (H. Guice); her brother, Duane Brobst; and her sister, Arlette Carstens (nee Brobst). 

       Susan had a great love for music.  She spent years as a choir director, taught guitar lessons to eager learners, and was a devoted member of the folk group, “Granny, Rat & Sue.”  She was also a lifelong knitter and seamstress, and she loved sharing her talents by teaching others how to knit. 

       A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Tuesday from 1 p.m.  until time of service at the funeral home.  Masks are highly recommended when coming into the funeral home.  CDC guidelines must be embraced, and social distancing is imperative for the protection of the family and the community. 


       Memorial donations in honor of Susan may be given to the National Lakeshore, 1100 North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, IN 46304. 

Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com. 

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Cindy Zromkoski
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was always a bright spot in my day when I’d come into Sheeps on Wednesdays. I enjoyed talking and laughing with her, and helping her look for her coffee that she had left somewhere in the shop. I will miss her greatly, but I know she’ll always be in our hearts. Cindy Z.

Dennis Penning
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
It was my privilege to spend many Sunday mornings with Sue at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center where she volunteered with the National Park Service. What a gracious and delightful lady!❤️ Condolences to her family.

Kristy Crawford
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
I am going to miss Sue so much. She was talented, she was loving, and sometimes just a bit mischievous. We had so much fun when she visited or I visited her. I recently knitted my first sweater and the person I wanted to show it to most was Sue, because she was a Knitter Extraordinaire and she made my day by telling me I did a great job. Having her say that meant the world to me, because she was the best. My love and prayers to her family.

Darcy Burthay
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom Kim and Kelly. She was always so pretty and bubbly! Many happy times at your house. I always felt welcomed. You are both a beautiful expression of your mother. God bless you all.

Barbara Janke
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was always a bright spot at Sheep's, and I enjoyed every class I took with her. She always put a smile on my face, because she always had one on hers. I will think of her every time I use one of her "lazy knitting shortcuts" she passed on to all of her learners. She shared great stories about her beloved daughters too. She will be missed by many, but most of all her loving family.

Bruna Rodriguez
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
Rest in PEACE ,we will Miss your smily face.
My condolences to Hera family.

Mary Kubley
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
I did not know Sue at all, in fact I only spoke to her when I was at Sheep's Clothing. But she taught me how to make socks, and was so patient and funny, I'm sure she was wonderful to be around. I am so sorry for your loss.

Maggie Willis
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
We were neighbors of Sue's on 2nd St. for many years and always enjoyed conversations. She was always friendly and kind. I didn't see her for quite a few years after we moved in about 2002 and then met up with her again at Sheep's Clothing when I learned to knit and started shopping there. She was always happy to see me, always with her big beautiful smile. She always asked after my husband and daughter and we'd get caught up on family news. I saw her late last year and she was the same happy, friendly Sue. I know she will be terribly missed. All our condolences.

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