Susan L. Hassenzahl /(Ocheske)

Susan L. Hassenzahl (Ocheske), 76 of Oak Harbor, died June 15, 2022 at St. Vincent’s after a short illness. She was born May 31, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Susan was a graduate of Parma High School and Valparaiso University.

She was the Public Relations Director for The Arc of Northeastern Ohio where she organized the annual Mini-Opera at Lincoln Center for the special students of Northeastern Ohio.

Susan was a Sales Representative for the Standard Register Company and Regional Director for Technical Translations, covering 26 languages. She was also a member of Mensa, the Cleveland Advertising Club, and Women in Business of Northeast Ohio.

Susan is survived by her beloved Larry, daughter; Dr. Lisa (Rev. Schuyler) Rhodes, son; Park Roote, grandchildren; Emma (Calvin) and Aaron (Molly) Rhodes, sister; Karen (Charles) Bauernschmidt, nieces; Kate and Kelly Bauernschmidt, special friends; Daniel and Ronda Lauharn, and Lisa Rivera and many loving relations, friends, and pets. She was preceded in death by her daughter; Susan Jeannette Roote (a special child), her parents; Susan H. (Boehm) and Albert Hassenzahl and special relatives; Aunt Marge and Uncle John Weidermann.

Funeral services were help at St. John’s Lutheran Church (708 S. Erie St. Toledo, OH 43609) and burial followed at Springfield Township Cemetery (Holland, OH). Special thanks to St. Vincent’s ICU staff for their support. Condolences may be left to Susan’s family online at



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