ForeverMissed

Susan (Ward) Wolansky age 60, of Reed City passed away at home Oct. 14, 2018.  After a long battle of failing health.  She was born June 16, 1958.  Susan was married to David Wolansky Jr. for 40 years.  Susan was one of the hardest working women you would ever know.  She worked hard to help support her family when it was needed.  When she was not working she was a stay at home mom and worked even then. 

Susan worked a number of jobs over the years but the one that sticks out the most is being a stay at home mom. She would always make sure everything got done.  Never complained about much of anything. She shared her love of cooking with her children and grandchildren.  She was always looking for the good in people until the day she passed. She will forever be missed.

She is Preceded in death by her mother Lillian (Ells) Ward, father Russell Ward Sr., sister Lillian Ward, brothers Russell Ward Jr., Jack Ward, Merl Ward, Michael Ward.

Susan is survived by her husband of 40 years David Wolanksy Jr.,daughters Elizebeth (Bryan) Richard, Linda (Ryan) Merritt, Pamela (Robert)  Hannah, Joan Wolansky. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. 

Posted by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
I know this is a few days late mom. But that day was really bad for me. Felt so much sadness I just did not want to make your special day so sad. So many times I just sit here and think about you. I miss you so much life will never be the same with out you... March 13 will always be a day of sadness for me. That day is the day we said goodbye to you and dad. I hope this gets easier..... Miss and love you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas in heaven mom... This year has been so bad.. This virus that is going around that has made it almost impossible to have any holidays... Miss and love you always.
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on December 18, 2020
Hey grandma... I miss you.... I wish i could hug you i really need one right now... I hope you can grandpa are together and happy❤ you both deserve the best... And i hope one day i can see you again... I have been really needing your advice lately.... I have been needing to hug you for a long time..... Im jealous of everyone in heaven... They get to see you everyday!!!! Its not fair... i miss you❤
Posted by Liz Richard on December 11, 2020
Mom I will forever remember our last phone call. How upset you were about what was going on. I will never forget trying to tell you how much you mattered to me. As I sit here thinking about that last call. I wish i would ha e called you the next day... I knew you would be resting like you always did when you get home from the hospital. Who would have thought the last time I talked to you would be that night. I will forever miss you and love you always... 
Posted by Liz Richard on November 3, 2020
Well I made it through the month of Oct. Was not sure I would wish you were here. You should have seen Owin he so enjoyed treat or treating. He was not sure at first but when he figured out he got . He was like yeah and wanted to do it more. Still a little young for it he only made it maybe an hour. But he was so cute we so missed seeing you and dad. Now if I can only make it through the rest of the holidays and Jan 12. I miss you ao much... Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on October 19, 2020
Oh mom how I miss you. How will I ever learn to live without you guys? I see Owin getting bigger and talking now he knows who you and dad are. So weird he told me he was talking to a ghost in the kitchen the last time he was here. He said it was his grandma the one that held him when he was a baby. Then pointed at the picture of you on the wall. He points to pictures of you and dad. Papa and grandma... He know who you are and how much you loved him even if it was a short time. Give dad a hug from me. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on October 14, 2020
I woke up today mom. Just after I talked to you and dad in dream. I saw you for the first time last night. You looked like you did when you were younger. So young and happy. I miss those days more then anyone will ever know. I will always love and miss you mom.. Give dad a hug for me. 
Posted by Liz Richard on October 13, 2020
Mom how I wish I knew that the last time I would talk to you. Was 2 years ago tonight. I would have talk to you more. I really miss you. Nothing will ever be the same without you. Love you always
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on August 24, 2020
Hey grandma,
I miss you....
I wonder if you hear me...
See me...
I wish heaven wasnt so far away, i wish i could hug and talk to you i miss you.. I wish you could see owin... Hes so big.. I miss you so much grandma❤❤❤
Posted by Liz Richard on July 3, 2020
Well just about the time for one of your fave holidays mom. July 4th will never be the same without you. You were always so happy and enjoyed the fireworks and food. Will forever miss your presents. You and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on June 16, 2020
Happy Birthday In Heaven Mom. I miss you more everyday. I thought it would get easier for me but it has not. I seem to be having a harder time as time passes without you and dad. You guys were my life for 8 years... We did pretty much everything together and 2 years ago that all ended in the middle of the night. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on May 10, 2020
Happy Mothers Day in heaven mom. I can not believe that this is me second mothers day without you. I wish you cold see how much Owin has grown and how he love to look at your pictures. Like he knows who you are. love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on April 12, 2020
Happy Easter in heaven mom. Miss and love you always
Posted by Liz Richard on February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day in heaven mom... This is the 2nd one with out you and dad. I know that you are in a better place and at least dad is with you... Miss and love you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2019
Well mom this is the 2nd year without you here for Christmas. I can not tell you how much I miss you being here and helping me with everything. I still can not believe you have been gone over a year now. I can say it has gotten a little but easier knowing your gone and not in anymore pain. I will always and forever miss you. I hope that you and dad are having a wonderful Christmas with each other and all the other loved ones in Heaven. Love and miss you always.... 
Posted by Liz Richard on November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving in heaven mom... I can not tell you how much I have missed you this that year. How much Owin has grown... He knows who you are when you say where is great grandma he points at your pictures. I will make sure he know how much you loved him and how great you were.. Miss and love you always mom
Posted by Liz Richard on October 14, 2019
Today marks one year of you being in heaven mom. I can not explain how much I miss you everyday. I know that your in a better place with no more pain and with the ones that have passed before you. I miss and love you more then words could ever say. RIP mom love you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on June 16, 2019
Happy Birthday mom... I hope you are having a great day in heaven. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on May 12, 2019
Happy mothers day grandma I miss you so much hope your having the best day up there with your family
Posted by Linda Merritt on May 12, 2019
Happy Mother's Day Mom! Even if I hardly seen you it doesn't take away the fact that everyday is a struggle knowing you aren't here. Life will never be the same. I miss you everyday and I love you always!
Posted by Liz Richard on May 12, 2019
Happy Mothers Day in Heaven MOM.... I miss you more then anyone will ever know. I sure wish I could see you one more time. Love you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on April 21, 2019
Happy Easter in heaven mom. I miss you terribly and love you always. please give everyone hugs from me.
Posted by Liz Richard on April 17, 2019
Well mom I am so lost right now I wish you were here to talk to. I really miss you. We have lost way to much in the past 7 months. I really do not know how a person can handle it all. I know your up there watching over us with dad. Can you please help those that are in need??? Miss you and love you always.

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Posted by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
I know this is a few days late mom. But that day was really bad for me. Felt so much sadness I just did not want to make your special day so sad. So many times I just sit here and think about you. I miss you so much life will never be the same with out you... March 13 will always be a day of sadness for me. That day is the day we said goodbye to you and dad. I hope this gets easier..... Miss and love you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas in heaven mom... This year has been so bad.. This virus that is going around that has made it almost impossible to have any holidays... Miss and love you always.
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on December 18, 2020
Hey grandma... I miss you.... I wish i could hug you i really need one right now... I hope you can grandpa are together and happy❤ you both deserve the best... And i hope one day i can see you again... I have been really needing your advice lately.... I have been needing to hug you for a long time..... Im jealous of everyone in heaven... They get to see you everyday!!!! Its not fair... i miss you❤
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Shared by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
Mom had lost her memory in Nov 2010.  So we had all major holidays that year so different.  I put my christmas tree up early some would say to early..  Always before Thanksgiving that year mom had lost her memory.  Dad had brought her over after she got out of the hospital.  As she walked in to our house she said why do these people have a tree growing in their house???? These people???  So hard to hear her say things like that.  We took out picture and showed them to her so she would know who everyone was.   As she would say I am a kid again...

Oct 2011 my daughter was about 13 years old.  She would still go out trick or treating with her friends.  She was telling my mom about how excited she was.  To go trick or treating she would get free candy that night..  As she told my mom what trick or treating was.  She got my mom all into it.  My mom came in the door and said she needed to get a costume..???...  Ummm okay????  Why I asked???  She was like to get free candy....  Lillian said I could go trick or treating with her and I would get a lot of candy...  My mouth dropped open.... I screamed Lillian come here...  Sis did  you tell your grandma she could go trick or treating???  Yes she said.  Well she cant she is to old for that.. So I ended getting mom to hand out candy to kids.  As that back fired on me.  Lmao. There just so happened that a lady that like about my moms age that came up for candy...  Mom said not fair she is trick or treating.  All I could say was well mom she shouldn't be..

On of those days!!!

Shared by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
Mom was one of those people that always had to have her coffee....  NO MATTER WHAT.  I remember one time she woke me up early for school just so she could have me go get her creamer.   What really???!!???  I was like 16 or 17 a teen with major attitude problems.  I was so mad when she told me why she wanted me up so early...  For coffee creamer??????  Me being me told her go get your own creamer.  Lmao At the time I was not wanting to go out.  Mom just screamed at me I never ask you to do anything.  You can not just go get me my cream.. At that time I was always mad...  Anyway we had a big fight and I ended up  going to get her coffee creamer.  Just wait til I tell your dad about this....  Oh boy!!