Suzanne E. Aper, 73, of New Holland, IL died at 12:15 a.m. June 23, 2017 at her home.
Suzanne was born on December 7, 1944 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Gilbert and Dixie (Long) Blaum. She married Myron Aper on June 16, 1963 in New Holland. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2016.
Surviving Suzanne is her children: Teresa (Otis) Tripplett of Middletown, IL, Tim Aper of New Holland, IL, and Butch Long of Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren: Bret, Nicole, and Brandon; one brother: Dr. Gene Blaum of Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Suzanne was a receptionist/office manager for Dr. Miller for 41 years; she currently worked for Midwest dental. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, IL. She was elected mayor of New Holland in 2009 and held the position currently. She and Myron ran Aper’s crafts for 25 years, enjoyed going to craft shows, and she was a real estate agent for several years. She loved spending time with family and friends.
Services for Suzanne will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, IL with Rev. Charles Olander officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday June 26, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Richmond Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Suzanne’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or New Holland Fire Department.