SUSAN K. SCHLINK, 54, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home with her loving family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Arsulia Gromeaux. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, and the Fort Wayne U.S. Bowling Congress-Women’s Bowling Association. She was a secretary for Larry Scherer at SMS Benefit Advisors for many years. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William Schlink; children, Kyle (Brandi) Van Meter of Muncie and Jessica (Tony) Johnson of Old Hickory, Tenn.; grandchildren, Addison Van Meter and Bryce Johnson; and sisters, Bonnie Teeter, Pat Mowery, Linda McDowell, and Sally McDowell, all of Convoy, Ohio, and Sharon Bendele of New Haven. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Donna Zielke, in 2010. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Father James Seculoff officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to Masses. To share online condolences, please visit

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