Susan J Gemmer

June 30, 1948 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Susan J. Gemmer, 75, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023. She was born on June 30, 1948 to Herman and Dorothy Hauser.

She enjoyed adventures and interests included magnet fishing and metal detecting, checking out ice cream stands, bookstores, and thrift shops. She also became an accomplished watercolor artist. She was active in the Fort Wayne Community, through her job at the Women's Bureau, lending her knowledge of home ownership to programs designed to teach basic skills in auto mechanic, plumber, and the like. She also worked behind the scenes in Run, Jane Run. Her work in the Citizen's Action Coalition took her around the country helping to get legislation passed for health care issues as well as environmental and utility issue.

She is survived by her partner, Ginny Drew; sons, Christopher (Jen) Gemmer, John (Christine) Gemmer; sisters, Judy (Joe) Roth, Linda (Bill) Green; sister-in-law, Loretta (Don) Hicks; grandchildren, Ali Gemmer, Erin (Cory) Pinson, Johan Gemmer, Brooke Gemmer, Austin (Haley) McNeilan, and Tyler McNeilan; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by by her parents, Herman and Dorothy Hauser; sister, Mary Ann Klein; brother, Glen Hauser.

There will be a celebration of life at a future time. Donations may be made to Charis House or the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau.

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