Susanne ‘Johnson’ Grindley, 64, of Towanda, IL passed away on Sunday May 15, 2022, at 5:01 a.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. A service will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Susanne was born on July 26th, 1957, in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, daughter of Robert and Bernie Johnson. She married Gary Grindley on January 4th, 1992, in Long Beach, California.
Susanne is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Gary Grindley of Towanda, her mother, Bernie Johnson, and one brother, Joel Johnson. Also surviving are her beloved German Shepherds, Rudi and Liesl.
She is preceded in death by her father and one brother, Robert Johnson.
Susanne had advanced degrees in Quality Assurance, Statistics, and an Executive MBA from Loyola University Chicago. She had 39 years of experience in the food and beverage industry and held executive positions at world class companies such as PepsiCo, Heinz, Sara Lee, MillerCoors, and ConAgra Foods.
Susanne was an avid animal lover and dog trainer. She also enjoyed astronomy, healthy cooking, and most of all consistently beating her husband Gary at Scrabble!