Suzanne Nagler Nikolaus

July 8, 1935 - August 13, 2012

07/08/1935 - 08/13/2012

Suzanne Nagler Nikolaus, 77, of Summit Ave., St.Clairsville, Ohio, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior at home with her family by her side.
She was born July 8, 1935 in Yorkville, Ohio to Helen McAninch Nagler and the late Adolph Nagler.
Sue was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church where she was a volunteer for many years.
Grammy, as she was called by her family, will be mostly remembered for all the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and her “adopted” families.
Sue was preceded in death by her father, several brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law.
Suzanne is survived by her mother Helen, her loving and devoted husband of 57 years Louis H. Nikolaus, her children; Becky Rob Campbell, Louisville, KY, Bobby Madeleine Nikolaus, Hilliard, OH, Judy Barry Peters, Bethesda, OH and Bill Amber Nikolaus, Grove City, OH, sisters; Judy Brown, Marcia Bill Langford and Johanna Vinci, her brother Adolph Mary Nagler; her grandchildren, Jeremy Ashley Sowers, Josh Sowers, Alivia, Patrick, Rebecca, Stephen Nikolaus, her great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Sowers, a very caring, loving and selfless family Chuck and Joyce Snider and boys and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory , 204 West Main Street, St.Clairsville, Ohio.
Family and friends are then invited to attend Suzanne’ s funeral service Thursday at 11 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, St.Clairsville with Pastor Donna Kraus officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, St.Clairsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St.Clairsville Food Pantry, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 110 South Marietta Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Suzanne’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Pastor Donna Kraus for her years of prayers and support, all of Sue’s and Lou’s church friends who helped with transportation, cards food and prayer and all of the many doctors, nurses and aides who assisted her in her care.
Sue, may you find comfort as you watch down on your family and friends knowing you nurtured them with love, laughter and joy. May you find peace, knowing you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race and you have kept the faith. Be at rest once more O’ My Soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
Shalom Suzanna !
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John and Georgia Bindas
8 years ago


We are so sorry for your loss, but we are thankful your mom is at peace. Prayers to you and your family.

Cheryl Westfall Zambori & Family
8 years ago

Bill, Amber, Patrick & Family,

With deepest sympathy and may you find peace and comfort in the memories that you have with your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jodi Jennings
8 years ago

Bobby –

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.



Jimmy Ratliff
8 years ago


We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need or we can do.

Jimmy,Jena and Little Jimmy

Eleanor Pearl Puskas
8 years ago

Dearest family members… I was deeply saddened when I read Suzann’s obit this morning. Sue graduated a year ahead of me from Yorkville High School. I remember her to be such a quiet and pretty girl. Her passing only proves that God takes the very best. God bless all of you. She has paved the way and some day you will all be reunited with her.

Kathy Campbell
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of Sue. I remember years ago how we would pass along the road on Montclair as we all took our walks after dinner. All the kids, mine and hers running ragged up and down the road. Good memories I have thought of many times. My condolences are with all of you. God Bless and lessen the heaviness in your hearts as you go through this hard time.

michelle williams
8 years ago

I know I already sent a message, but this one was tugging at my heart. I’m going to miss hearing about her day whenever lou brings her into Wendy’s to eat. It was so nice to see her smiling face. I’m also going to miss hearing about her children and what they are all doing. And I’m also going to miss her asking about the chrisagis brothers who live in yorkville. Both sue and lou are going to be close to my heartt. And whenever I think about her I just want to cry, because I won’t be able to see her anymore. She’s up there with jesus looking down upon us with a smile upon her face. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers forever.

michelle williams
8 years ago

I will really miss seeing you and lou come into wendys. I really enjoyed talking to both of you. I still have that picture of you that my manager took on my cell phone. Love and prayers.

David & Holly Stephens
8 years ago

Judy- We just learned of your Mother’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers…

Tina Maroni
8 years ago


I am so sorry for your loss. However, I know you take comfort in knowing she is with her beloved Lord and Savior. May he keep you close to him during your time of need.

With Love,


Barbara De Noble
8 years ago


My thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to each of you during this most difficult Granddaughter, Ashley just recently met your Mom and told me what a sweet and pretty lady she was. I know that your faith will carry you through… Lovingly in Him,


Gail Guy
8 years ago

Know that you are all in my heart and thoughts. This is the time to celebrate Sue… to remember all of the fun times, the laughter, the things that made Sue special to each of you. I know that God will give you comfort at this time. Luv you guys!!

sally redinger
8 years ago

My dear Susie–how saddened I was when I heard of your passing while I was on vacation. we grew up together until we had to part in our later years. Love and symapathy to the family. Aunt sally

Brad Kasper
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Beveridge Family
8 years ago

The Beveridge Family is thinking of you all! We will all miss Grammy very much!

Cheri Westlake
8 years ago

To the Nikolaus family,

Please know that all of you will be in our thouthgs and prayers!! Sue will be missed!! What a wonderful lady!! I will miss seeing Lou and Sue ride up the rode and wave to everybody along the way!! Rest in peace Sue!!

The Westlake Family

Terry Clark
8 years ago

To the Nikolaus family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Pat and Jill Davis
8 years ago

To the Nikolaus family. Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Please know we are praying for you.

Becky Frakowski Brooks
8 years ago

When I saw the obituary in the newspaper for Mrs. Nikolaus, the first thing I thought of was when I was a little girl and she was my Sunday School and Bible School teacher. That was many many years ago but I can still see her smiling face. She was a very nice lady. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

The Hamann Family
8 years ago

Your family is in our hearts and prayers.