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Sue Y. Tickle

May 14, 1934 - August 18, 2019

A service to commemorate Sue’s life will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 3:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick Street, with Pastor Jim Dyke officiating. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or ASPCA of SW Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

Age 85, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Sue was born in Tigrett, TN, on May 14, 1934, the daughter of William T. and Minnie “Velma” (Clark) York. Sue loved gardening, cooking new recipes and scrapbooking. She attended business school before moving to Michigan. She worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Courts, retiring in 1997. Sue was stricken with polio at the age of 2 and went on to live an amazing life, and raise four children from a wheelchair. She was a very independent person and nothing kept her from going where she wanted to go in own vehicle. She is survived by her children, Jeff Tickle of Atlanta, GA, Janie Hartl of Plainfield, IL, Jon (Shelli) Tickle of Simi Valley, CA, and Jere Tickle of Newbury Park, CA; grandchildren, Emily Hartl, Elizabeth Hartl, Madison Tickle, Garrett Tickle, Luke Tickle and Jake Tickle; sister, Nancy Kirkbride; nieces, Suzie Hunt and Lisa Meyers; great-nephews, Jacob Hunt, Bradley Meyers and Zachary Meyers. She was preceded in death by her parents.