TRAVERSE CITY — Susan (Colindres) Campeau, 57, of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor after a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 30, 1956, in Saginaw, to Martha (Thurston) and Michael Colindres, currently of Frankenmuth. Susan married Tony Campeau on Dec. 1, 2007, who survives her and resides in their home in Traverse City.
Susan graduated from Douglas McArthur High School in 1974.
She formerly lived in Virginia and North Carolina while developing her skills as an artist. She created a line of handmade products exclusively for Ethan Allen and owned an art studio and antique shop in Duck, N.C., before relocating to Traverse City. In Traverse City, in addition to developing a large following for her art, she was also an employee of Mary’s Kitchen Port, and for the past 10 years a massage therapist.
In addition to her husband and parents, Susan is survived by sisters, Linda Svec (Charles), of Traverse City, Janet Paetz (Craig), of Sanford, and Luci Valone (Anthony), of Frankenmuth; brother, Bruce Colindres (Vicki), of Saginaw; many nieces, nephews and their children.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 12, at Boone’s Long Lake Inn. Visitation time with family and friends will be held beginning at 11 a.m. with a remembrance led by Deacon Rene Hoenscheid at noon. Following the service a reception will be held at the Inn until 3 p.m.
Cremation has taken place and organs were donated through the Gift of Life.
In lieu of flowers, a goodwill offering will be taken to defray medical expenses.