Suzanne Alice Crank

  • Born: February 2, 1936
  • Died: June 1, 2019
  • Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

CRANK, Suzanne Alice "Sue". June 1, 2019. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Jim Crank (Betsy), John Crank (Paula), Denise Sargent (Erika Baril), Jeff Crank (Susan) and Jay Crank (Tami). Proud and loving grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 19. Also survived by many loving friends and neighbors. Sue had a strong faith and was an active member of St. Blase Catholic Church. More than anything else, she loved her family and friends and being with them whenever possible. Visitation Monday 3-9pm with a 7pm Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Tuesday 9am until time of 9:30am Mass at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (E. of Dodge Park), Sterling Heights. Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. Sending love and hugs your way. Mrs. Crank was an amazing woman!! Will treasure the beautiful memories of her! And, will never forget her sweet smile and laugh that would warm everyone's heart! ❤

Posted by Janet Morelli (Josie's daughter) - Rochester, MI - Family Friend   June 18, 2019

So many fond memories of this beautiful woman/human being & probably my Mom's all around best friend through the years. Many times when I was a kid I remember going to the Cranks house & Susie, as my Mom always called her, was always so sweet & kind to me. She, like her late husband Jimmy, were a 1 in a million couple that brought up a fine bunch of little Cranker's that each one has a special place in my heart. She now joins her husband Jimmy, my Mom Sonia, & Baba up in heaven with a shot of firewater. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with the entire Crank family @ this very difficult part of life!

Posted by Tony Dona - Warren, MI - Friend   June 06, 2019

I will miss you so much Grandma Sue. I'll miss your laugh and your beautiful smile.

Posted by Madison Crank - Chicago, IL - Grandchild   June 04, 2019

Sue was always eager to laugh! She was a good neighbor. Both Sue and Jim raised a family that they can be proud.

Harry and Cathy +

Posted by Cathy Lazar - Sterling Heights, MI - Neighbor   June 03, 2019

My condolences to all of you! I had the privilege of meeting Suzanne and visiting with her as her Hospice volunteer. She truly was a beautiful person! I am amazed by her strength and ability to stay positive and never complain under the circumstances. I will miss our visits!

Mary Jo Serra

Posted by MaryJo Serra - Rochester Hills, MI - Acquaintance   June 03, 2019

I will remember Mrs. Crank fondly! She was always so full of life and laughter! I can still hear her voice, in unison with my moms, screaming HOOOOOOOOO at the Hustlers hockey games! Most of my happy childhood memories included her and the entire Crank family. My deepest condolences. Trust that she is being greeted by many great friends that were just waiting for her! HOOOOOO

Posted by Annemarie Blue (Hayosh) - Warren, MI - Family Friend   June 03, 2019


RIP SARGENT SUE. I will always remember how you welcomed me into your home making me a a part of your family. There are so many great memories i could share. My favorite one is how you offically became Sargent Sue. You liked the nickname so much we had to call Mr. Crank General Jim so he wouldn't feel left out. You will always have a special place in my heart.


Posted by Dawn Fouchia - MI - Family Friend   June 03, 2019

So many good times and memories since 1950--I know you will greet me in heavens gate. Rest well my friend. You will be missed. Bernice

Posted by bernice young - Bonita Springs, FL - Friend   June 02, 2019

You were a joy to all who knew you, We were both hockey mons and I always looked forward to your fun spirit watching the game. You were a,lovely lady and glad our life crossed path.

Posted by Cindy Verrier Herron - Rochester Hills MI, MI - Friend   June 02, 2019

Dear Crank Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I spent most of my teenage years at your house and I'll never forget the fun times. Your mom was a real force... a great cook, a wonderful hostess, and a great mom and grandma. Sending you love and hoping that your wonderful memories help ease your sorrow. I hope you feel the support and love we are sending.

Lori Oresky (Doughty)

Posted by Lori Doughty - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   June 02, 2019

Will miss our Susie. Such a character. Always up for a game of cards or dice (left, right, center). ❤

Posted by Denny & Elaine Humphrey - Clinton township - Friend   June 02, 2019

Dear Denise & Family,
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Kelli Damman - Beverly Hills   June 02, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss . She was the sweetest lady . Prayers for your family

Posted by Denise Mclellan - Charlotte, NC - Family Friend   June 01, 2019

Sue was a customer of mine, and I always enjoyed our conversations.

Posted by Dave Kopke - Sterling Heights, MI - Acquaintance   June 01, 2019