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Suzanne “Suzy” Marie Schwartz, 51, of Conrad, passed away on Thursday, May 28th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. Private family directed services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will also be held privately, at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Elberon, IA. Memories of Suzy and messages of condolence may be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com
Suzy was born on September 17, 1968, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to her parents Thomas Schwartz & Wilma (Riha) Hickson. The family resided in Tama, IA, where Suzy attended school. While attending South Tama High School, Suzy was very involved in theater and enjoyed being part of the band.
She went on to the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned her master’s degree in Social Work, in which she worked so hard and was so proud to have achieved.
Suzy carried her artistic talents throughout her entire life, which included, painting, drawing, coloring and countless other hobbies. Her family exclaimed that Suzy had a wicked sense of humor, and it was not often that you didn’t see her laughing or smiling from ear to ear. Suzy was generous; she loved to give thoughtful gifts to her family and friends. She was a lover of all animals, especially to her precious cats she had throughout the years. Suzy was a great friend and a wonderful listener. She was also very thoughtful and intelligent. Her family and friends are so sad she had to leave, but their memories of her will bring them comfort in the times ahead.
She is survived by her sister Kristine (John) Kelleher of Peyton, CO and brother Brian (Jami) Schwartz of Rockwall, TX; nieces and nephew, Bria, Michael, Hannah and Rylee; stepfather James Hickson, and stepmother Joan Schwartz. She rejoins in Heaven her mother Wilma Hickson and father Tom Schwartz.
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