Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Suzanne Genevieve Winkelmann

WINKELMANN, SUZANNE GENEVIEVE (RZYHAK) Age 61, passed away Monday March 26, 2018 at her home in New London North Carolina surrounded by her family. She was born on March 14, 1957 in Detroit Michigan, the daughter of Genevieve F (Dudzik) Rzyhak of Midland Michigan and the late John P. Rzyhak. Suzanne and Troy Winkelmann were married September 16, 1986 in Ocho Rios Jamaica. After graduating from Port Austin High School and attending Michigan State University “Suzie” moved to Clearwater Florida. After becoming a flight attendant for Piedmont Airlines in 1989, Suzie and Troy relocated to Charlotte NC. Suzie was artsy. A love of painting, a way of transforming everything she touched into something beautiful, her talent was displayed in her many shops around town. She was preceded in death by her father John P. Rzyhak. Suzanne is survived by her mother Genevieve F. Rzyhak of Midland MI. She leaves behind her husband and best friend Troy Winkelmann of New London NC, Sister Barbara Rzyhak and her companion Albert Shestokas of Clearwater FL., Brother John and his wife Mary Beth Bordeaux of Hemlock MI. and their son Beau Webb, her sister thru friendship Patty Gesner and of course her beloved Pomeranian “Chi-Chi”. Troy and her family wish to thank her many friends from the Uwharrie Point Community for the outpouring of love and support. A special thank you to Dr. Eric Mallico, Dr. William Brinkley and the entire staff of the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.  A special thank you to Debbie Kelton for being a wonderful friend. Suzie will be missed by so many.  The lives she touched will never be the same. She loved to travel, loved to shop, never met a stranger, always quick with a hug. A celebration of life for Suzanne will be planned for a later date at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. A gathering will be held for Suzanne and her late father John P. Rzyhak at the Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde MI. on Tuesday evening from 3-8 pm. A funeral service will be held for them on Wednesday April 4 at 11:00 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of Stanley County or your favorite SPCA. Pack your bags Suz, it’s time for a new adventure.


  • Bill, Bebe and William Bishop Hennessy Posted April 12, 2018 9:21 am

    So sad to learn of Suzanne today. We love her very much and truly will miss her. Through the Grace of Jesus the Christ we
    have Love & Life Eternal, and our Lovr for Suzanne through His Grace is Eternal and will never die.
    Would love to know of her Celebration of Life.
    Lovingly, the Hennessys

  • Arthur Allen Posted April 12, 2018 9:46 am

    I remember the days she would come in to Arnold Palmer Cadillac downtown to see Troy she always had a big beautiful smile! She was a good woman! Troy I am so sorry for your loss My family has you and your families in our prayers!

  • Nancy Bouley Weyand Posted April 12, 2018 10:28 am

    So sorry to hear of Suzie’s passing.We were friends a long time ago in Clearwater,Se was so much fun to be around always a smile for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Marlene Mittendorf Posted April 12, 2018 11:23 am

    Such a sweet soul. She will be missed by so many people. I remember walking by her home seeing her catching a few rays in the driveway and spending time with her at the adult pool. But my fondest memories are of her taking time to talk to Laura. After Laura moved away, she always inquired about her. And like Troy’s sister Toni, she had a soft spot for people with disabilities, always showing kindness toward them. Thank you for always being so kind.

  • Becki Rice Posted April 12, 2018 8:25 pm

    Troy:. I’m so sorry for your loss. Suzanne was always so friendly and a pleasure to talk with. She will surely be missed by all who knew her.
    Becki Rice – Badin Lake NC

  • DALE WALLS Posted April 13, 2018 8:33 am

    Troy so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved Suzanne. I only met her one time but remember what an impression she made. Nancy and I will be praying for you during this difficult time in your life. Remember God will never give us more than we can burden, and he is good.

  • Terry McKeever Posted April 13, 2018 9:21 pm

    Words can never express how sorry I am about your loss. You are in my prayers my old friend.

  • Mike Baker Posted April 13, 2018 11:26 pm

    Troy I am sorry for your loss. You and your Family are in my prayers.

  • Ana Posted April 23, 2018 9:01 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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