Norma “Susie” M. Fox

July 2, 1933 — June 1, 2020

Norma “Susie” M. Fox, 86, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Monday, June 1, at Hickory Creek Healthcare Center in Rochester with Patty, Jennifer and Jordanlynn by her side.

Born on July 2, 1933, in Winamac, she was the daughter of the late William and Katherine (Gilsinger) Schmicker.

She married the love of her life, Alvin “Red” Fox, in 1951. They moved to the Grass Creek community in 1954 where they made their permanent home and raised their family. 

Susie was a lifelong homemaker and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, Logansport Eagles and the VFW.

She enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Alvin “Red” Fox of Rochester; daughters: Susan Streeter, Ph.D., of Clovis, California, Patricia Heiden of Rochester, and Rose [David] Masker of Omaha, Nebraska; sister Katherine Cooper of South Bend; grandchildren: Charlotte Heiden of Rochester, Jennifer Duff of Grass Creek, Autumn Masker of Omaha, and Vanessa Masker of South Dakota; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her sister-in-law Mildred Schmicker of Winamac.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Robert, Richard and Joseph Schmicker and Mary Cirrillo.

Private family services were held. Burial took place at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery, Kewanna.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

Susie’s online guestbook is available, and condolences can be shared at

(Pulaski County Journal — June 10, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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