Susan J. (Reutebuch) Downing

May 22, 1943 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 77)


Susan J. Downing, 77, of Winamac passed away at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2020 at I.U. Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers.

Born of May 22, 1943 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Rubye (Allen) Reutebuch.

She was a 1961 Star City High School graduate.

On July 17, 1965 she married John F. Downing, he survives.

Susan was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski.  She was a lifelong homemaker.

Susan enjoyed drives with her husband, bird watching, experiencing nature, and spending time and creating memories with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, John F. Downing of Winamac, her children, Gina Baker (Steve) of Winamac, Mitch Downing (Robin) of Winamac, Barb Thompson (Dave) of Winamac and John Downing (Denise) of Winamac, grandchildren Levi Baker, Le Baker, Keith Thompson, John R. Downing, Kurt Thompson, Bradon Downing, Anna Downing, Emily Downing, Cy Thompson, great grandchildren Madison Baker, Katilyn Baker, Coltin Downing, Michael Baker.

She was also preceded in death grandson, Kyle Downing and brother, David Reutebuch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski. 

Burial will follow at St. Joseph West Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church in Susan’s memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 10, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph s Catholic Church (Pulaski)

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