Susan C. Egolf, 66, North Manchester, passed away Sept. 1, 2021, at Parkview Randallia Hospice in Fort Wayne. The daughter of Laurence R. “Larry” and Carolyn I. (Holl) Leffel, Susan was born March 15, 1955 in Wabash.
After graduating from Manchester High School in 1973, Susan went to work for Manchester Trucking. After years of service, she began working for United Technologies, where she was employed for over fifteen years. When United Technologies closed in 1998, Susan began working for Sodexo Food Service at Manchester University, where she made an impact on both her co-workers and the students. In October of 2020 Manchester University athletes and coaches did a cancer walk to Susan’s home to show their respect and admiration for her. This touching tribute left a lasting impression on Susan.
On April 9, 2004, Susan married Jay Egolf. The two were married for nearly fourteen years before Jay passed away on March 6, 2018.
Susan enjoyed gardening and spending time with her cats, but she especially loved her time with her grandchildren. She also relished in her time at Manchester Church of the Brethren, where she was a member. Her faith got her through her battles with cancer and Multiple Sclerosis.
The loving memory of Susan C. Egolf will be forever cherished by her son, Jason Rhoades, North Manchester; step-daughter, Tammy Egolf, North Manchester; brother, Scott (Jo) Leffel, North Manchester; grandchildren, Rebecca Carey, Jevon Rhoades, Jacey Rhoades, Ariah Dillon, and McKayla Dillon; and great-grandchild, Liam Hendrixs Martin. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Carolyn Leffel and husband, Jay Egolf.
At the request of Susan, no services will be held. To honor her memory instead, memorial contributions may be made to Blessings in a Backpack, P.O. Box 2, North Manchester, IN 46962.
The family of Susan Egolf has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.