Date of Death:  January 30, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. Her funeral service will be Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Missionary Church, 22605 M-60, Mendon, with Pastor Alex Brovont officiating. She will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Susan Gayle Ferguson, 62, of Mendon, went home to be with her Savior Monday, January 30, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

She was born January 16, 1961 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Fred and Cynthia (Hedblade) Schomer.

Susan graduated from Westview High School in Kankakee, IL with the Class of 1979; she earned her bachelor of science from the University of Illinois. While she was in high school she was a state qualified diver and dove for U of I in college.

On June 22, 2002, she married Michael Ferguson in Put-In Bay, Ohio. They enjoyed vacations and traveling.

Susan loved the ocean with trips to the Outer Banks, sailing in Florida, and cruises to the Caribbean.

She molded young minds for many years as physical education teacher and in later years helped families as a kitchen designer at the Home Depot.

Susan attended Crossroads Missionary Church of Mendon. She loved reading God’s word and spending time with the grandchildren. Her summer months were enjoyed in her garden and camping in Michigan.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Mike Ferguson; sons, Joshua Altheide (Jaime) and Jason Altheide (Tracy); stepsons, Eric Ferguson (Chrissy), Cory Ferguson, and Ryan Ferguson (Nikki); grandchildren, Jacob, Riley, Parker, Kade, and Tripp; mother, Cynthia Schomer; sisters, Jackie Schomer, Renee Monaghan (Chris), and Stephanie Schomer; a niece, many nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Schomer.

Additional Information

Donations in Susan’s memory may be directed to the Renucci House. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. Susie! You were the best big sister!! Always there to lend an ear or a hand and the good times together throughout life are etched upon my heart. I will miss our LONG talks (about everything) and the belly laughs until it hurt or we were crying. Whenever I see my “Michigan Girls” (meow, meow) I’ll think of you and the awesome thing you did feeding, rescuing and finding homes for many MANY fur babies! The memories you leave behind are plentiful, precious and cherished. R.I.P! I will miss you!! 💕

    • Sister, you were a bright, beautiful soul, and much loved by your family and friends. Always optimistic, always looking for the best in people. You endured so much in the past few years, but now you are free of pain and bodily limitations and one with God, Christ our Savior, and all the mysteries of the universe. You will always be in our hearts.

  2. Sue, my heart dropped when I heard of your passing. Your laughter, your smile such a great smile I will never forget. Having you as a friend thru high school was the best part. I’m so glad your life was full of love. I hope your at peace and sitting with our Lord Jesus Christ. Can’t wait to see you again.

  3. Sue, thank you for being such a great friend since we were just kids; one of my best. So glad I had you through those crazy years that lasted through college. Lots of laughter and always smiles. Be happy and at peace until we meet again my friend.

  4. Suzy Q I will miss you. So many memories. You know I loved you. Mike you were the love of her life I am sure she will be sending you signs that she is still around you. She also loved her kids and grandkids immensely. May her wonderful smile and love she gave you comfort you throughout all of your days.

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