Rest in Peace, Susan
Susan passed away on December 26, 2012 at the age of 63. She is survived by: Better half Daniel Gilman, brothers Daniel and Gary Stone, sisters Marilyn and Donna Stone, sons Danny, Michael, and David Chropka, grandchildren Joey and Grace Chropka.
Susan's husband, Joe Chropka, a Marine, died of Hotchkin's Disease when he was 27, leaving her with three small boys, the youngest in diapers. She raised the boys on her own and did an excellent job. Susan moved to Anchorage, Alaska in the early '90s and resided there for about 20 years. Health concerns caused her to move to Indianapolis last year. The day after Christmas she died of Cervical, Pancreatic, and Liver cancer. Susan was a gentle, intelligent, kind natured person who was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She'll be missed always.