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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Obituary: Suzanne Vinckel

  • Suzanne M. Vinckel, 73, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The Rev. Randall Swanson officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. A visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be ...
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  • Suzanne M. Vinckel, 73, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The Rev. Randall Swanson officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. A visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Historical Society or the Cambridge Ambulance Service. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge assisted the family with arrangements.
    She was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of James P. and Edith K. Olson Vinckel. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1957. Suzanne attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. and then went on to Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. She also spent a summer studying at Oxford University in England.
    After completing her degree, she became a teacher. Suzanne was a history teacher and dean of students at Belvidere High School from 1963 to 1983. She was a world traveler, the business manager for Vinckel Properties Inc. and an astute stock investor. Her memberships included: the Crystal International Cruising Society and Zonta International.
    Traveling around the world was something she and her mother greatly enjoyed. Suzanne also enjoyed photography and took many photos on their trips. Their travels included transatlantic flights on the Concorde. Among their favorites were the Orient Express, the Trans-Siberian Railroad, China, the Middle East, and staying in a Yurt home in the Gobi Desert of Outer Mongolia.
    Survivors include cousins, Cindy Vinckel of Sun City, Calif. and Jane M. Vinckel of Merced, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and an aunt, Evelyn Olson

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