Susan Linnea (Lake) Pilon
ESCANABA — Heaven received another Angel on Sunday morning, November 29, 2020 when Susan Linnea (Lake) Pilon, of 1401 North 23rd Street, Lot 11, in Escanaba, passed away at the age of 63 of COVID-19 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on September 3, 1957 in Manistique, Mich., the only child of Elmer and Signe (Lundgren) Lake. Susan grew up in Isabella and graduated from Big Bay de Noc High School in 1975. During her high school years, she worked as a waitress at the Bay de Noc Café in Garden Corners. On September 25, 1976, the former Susan Lake married John Pilon at St. Anne’s Parish in Isabella. The couple recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. In 1976, Susan and John moved to Masonville and in 1977 they relocated to Escanaba. After moving to Escanaba, Susan was the head morning cook at the Family Inn for five years and also did babysitting jobs and house cleaning work. She enjoyed baking and was well known for her banana bread, often sharing it with family and friends. Susan loved to play games – especially card games such as cribbage, 65, and golf. She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the Eagles Club and the Gladstone Senior Center. At a young age, Susan became an avid Detroit Tigers fan when she and her dad would listen to them on the radio. Since 1982, Susan battled with Lupus and struggled with many flareups throughout the years. She was always eager to lend a helping hand to everyone and was always willing to do a favor for you. She also loved cats, especially her own. Susan was a longtime member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. She will be greatly missed by many.
Susan L. Pilon is survived by her loving husband, John Pilon of Escanaba; brother-in-law, Richard Pilon of Isabella; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her in-laws, Albert and Rose Pilon; aunt, Esther; and her cat, Gizmo.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Susan Pilon will follow at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Joseph Gouin officiating. Burial will be held following the services at Moss Lake Cemetery in Isabella. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the graveside services at Grange Hall in Isabella.
The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Pilon family and online remembrances can be shared at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.