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Susianna Smits
March 21, 1927-December 31, 2020
Susianna Smits
Susianna Smits, Age 93, entered heaven on December 31, 2020.  Born in Rock Valley, Iowa to Adam and Jennie Buma, Susianna was the youngest of eight children.  
   She grew up in Bellflower, CA.  On May 9, 1947 she married Charles Smits, her husband for 52 years.  They moved to Modesto, CA in 1956 and again to Ripon in 1992.
   Susie was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church for 64 years.  She loved gardening, handwork, reading, music, and visits from family and friends. She was a prayer warrior for her family, friends, and all who were in need.
   Susianna was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 2000, and by six siblings, one grandchild and one great- grandchild.
   She is survived by her children,
Ron (Karin), Carol (Hans), Robert (Rita), Allan (Diane) and Rick (Marianne), 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one sister, Clara Sonke, and many nephews and nieces.
   Deegan Funeral Chapels is honored to serve the Smits family.   Visitation is scheduled on January 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. Covid 19 safety guidelines will be followed.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ripon Christian and Family Radio.  To sign her online guestbook please visit


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Thursday, January 7, 2021