Susan C. (McGookey) Klohn, 68, of Sandusky passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020, in the Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky following a brief illness.
She was born February 28, 1952 and was a 1970 graduate of Sandusky High School, where she was a proud member of the SHS A Cappella Choir. Susan attended BGSU Firelands for her first two years of college, then transferred to BGSU Main Campus. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1974 and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education in 1978. While at BGSU, Susan was inducted into the Phi Kappa Delta fraternity for education professionals. Following graduation, she taught second grade in the Sandusky City Schools for thirty-two years, retiring in 2005. Susan was a member of the Sandusky Education Association throughout her teaching career. Susan was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky. She was active in various church functions including teaching Sunday School, Catechism Classes, Vacation Bible School, playing piano, and spent many years in the Zion Lutheran Senior Choir. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a Past President of the Sandusky High School Band Parents Organization. Her hobbies included singing, playing piano, music and concert-going, word searches, reading, traveling, shopping, visiting museums and art galleries, delivering “Grandma’s famous" cut-out Christmas cookies to family and friends, and trips to Cedar Point and Sea World. Her most cherished moments were the special times spent with her family.
She is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Leonard E. Klohn; one son, Daniel (Elizabeth) Klohn of Sandusky; two grandchildren, Genevieve and Jameson Klohn; one sister, Martha (Fred) Thompson of Sandusky; two nephews, Luke Thompson of Sandusky and Kevin (Brittany) Thompson of Frankfurt, IN, one brother-in-law, Douglas (Connie) Klohn of Grandy, NC; and one niece, Emily Brewer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fenton David and Rita (Meyer) McGookey.
Due to the current health restrictions, a small family service has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Radio Fund, 503 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or to the Sandusky Band Parent Organization Uniform Fund, P.O. Box 2611, Sandusky, Ohio 44871.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky is entrusted with arrangements.
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Zion Lutheran Church Radio Fund
503 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky OH 44870
Sandusky Band Parent Organization Uniform Fund
P.O. Box 2611, Sandusky OH 44871