Susan B. (Benner) Lawyer

November 27, 1939 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Susan Lawyer Obituary

Susan B. Lawyer, 84, recently of Sandusky and formerly of Castalia, passed away Thursday evening, March 28, 2024. 

She was born November 27, 1939, in North Ridgeville and was an Ohio University Graduate. Following a brief stint teaching in Cleveland, she and Ray moved to Castalia in 1963 where she taught for 30+ years in the Margaretta School System. Susan was one of the founding members of the Margaretta Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, a founding member of the Castalia branch of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a longtime member of the Margaretta Band Boosters, and an avid local historian. She loved research and wrote a book on the history of the Castalia area.

After retirement, Ray and Susan wintered in Jet Park, Palmetto, Florida, where she served on the Social Committee for 10 years.  Their love of traveling took them many places, including three weeks in Ireland, and a two-month driving trip through Alaska and the Northwest.  They visited 43 national parks, camping in many. 

She is survived by two daughters, Jil (Bruce) Carr of Sandusky, and Nel (Greg) Santa of Alexandria, her granddaughter, Elizabeth Santa, sister Melinda (Richard) Foor of North Ridgeville, Ohio, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray; her parents, Stanley and Hope (Harris) Benner, and sister Carolyn (Donald) Gilder.

The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold their memorial service at 11:00 am Friday, April 5, 2024, in the Pfeil Funeral Home, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. Immediately following, Reverend Dane Meuschke will officiate Susan’s memorial service.

Donations may be made to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, Ohio 44824, Perkins Township Fire Dept., 3003 Campbell Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or Margaretta Township Fire Dept., 113 South Avenue, Castalia, Ohio 44824.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care and services provided by Pfeil Funeral Home and Reverend Dane Meuschke.

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Sorority Memorial Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Pfeil Funeral Homes, Sandusky Chapel
617 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Memorial Service
April 5, 2024

11:15 AM
Pfeil Funeral Homes, Sandusky Chapel
617 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870


Back to the Wild
P.O. Box 423, Castalia OH 44824
Tel: 1-419-684-9539

Margaretta Township Fire Department
P.O. Box 278, 114 Main Street, Castalia OH 44824

Perkins Township Fire Department
3003 Campbell Street, Sandusky OH 44870


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