Sue Carol Larkin of Saginaw, Michigan
Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister-in-law passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. She was 81 years old. Sue Carol Cook was born on April 20, 1940, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Lyle Charles and Irene L. (Wenzel) Cook. She was a 1958 graduate of Saginaw High School. Following graduation, Sue married the love of her life, John R. Larkin, on December 6, 1958; he preceded her in death on February 21, 2008. Sue was of the Lutheran Faith. She was employed with Meijer on Gratiot Road until her retirement in 2007, where she held many positions and titles. Throughout her life, Sue and John enjoyed bowling at Crooked Creek Bowling Alley in Shields, and continued bowling with the morning league making countless friends. She was a gifted crocheter and created many beautiful blankets over the years for her family and friends. Sue also enjoyed spending time outdoors especially working in both her flower and vegetable gardens. She held a special place in her heart for animal and treasured and cherished her dog, Max, cat, Chloe, and her daughter's dog, Katie and cat, Abigail. Above all, Sue loved spending time with her family. She left her indelible mark on this world through her generosity and kindness, her selflessness to anyone in need, and for the love and care she had for her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are a son, John R. (Doris) Larkin of Roscommon; daughter, Terri Sue (Dale) Stroebel of Saginaw; two grandchildren: Justin Stroebel of Hemlock; Kyle Stroebel and his fiancée, Kristine Dittmar of Hemlock; brother-in-law, Jim Daniels. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, brothers- and sister-in-law, extended family, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis John Jamrog; sister, Shirley Daniels; brother, Lyle (Pat) Cook.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Covenant VNA Hospice for all the love and care they provided to Sue and the family.
Honoring Sue's wishes cremation has taken place. She will be buried next to her husband and grandson in the most beautifully created garden imaginable. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.casefuneralhome.com.