Monday, October 7th, 2019
Vicki C. Bollenbacher, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana.
She was born on November 10, 1950, in Decatur, Indiana to the late Gordon C. Suman and late Lois Eileen (Miller) Suman. Vicki was united in marriage to Clarence "Fred" Bollenbacher on February 22, 1969, in Berne, Indiana and he survives following 50 years of marriage.
Vicki was a member of the New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio. Vicki had the vision for the naming of the New Horizons Church when it was dedicated. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society in Rockford.
She was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She was a 1968 graduate of Adams Central High School in Monroe. Over the years following her graduation, she completed the coursework required for the completion of her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She was a long-time employee of Shane Hill Nursing Home (now the Laurels of Shane Hill) but also worked at Adams - Woodcrest, Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford, where she was the Director of Nursing, and finally retired at Family LifeCare - Hospice in Berne. Following her retirement, she assisted her husband, Fred, as an Amish taxi driver.
Vicki was an avid supporter and fan of her family and their activities, IU Basketball, Indianapolis Colts football, Cincinnati Reds baseball, gardening, planting and maintaining flowers around the house, mowing the yard, raising AKC Golden Retrievers, baking (especially sugar cream pie and Christmas cookies and candies), and traveling to the Smokey Mountains. But above all hobbies and of greatest importance, it was her love of God that directed her life.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence "Fred" Bollenbacher of Rockford, Ohio; son, Matthew (Pamela) Bollenbacher of Rochelle, Texas; son, Mark (Amy) Bollenbacher of Fishers, Indiana; son, Jeremy "Jay" (Megan) Bollenbacher of Apollo Beach, Florida; brother, David "Gus" (Beth) Suman of Decatur, Indiana; sister, Jayne Ridenour of Portland, Indiana; brother, William "Bill" (Janice Stewart) Suman of Pennville, Indiana; sister, Susan (Mark) Bellante of Pennville, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Kristine Larocco, Nick Bollenbacher, Tyler Bollenbacher, Danielle Bollenbacher, Alyssa Bollenbacher, Zack Bollenbacher, Kaitlyn MacNeil, and Aidan Bollenbacher; and four great-grandchildren, Blakely Bollenbacher, Mason Bass, Jagger Bollenbacher, and Isabella Larocco.
She was preceded in death by a brother -in- law, Richard "Yogg" Ridenour and a nephew, Michael Suman.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio with Pastor Ken Meyer and Rev. Ernie Suman officiating. Burial will follow in Willshire Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received from 2-5 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Preferred memorials can be made to New Horizons Community Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes - Decatur.