Susan Ann Petricig, 73, of Lewisville, N.C., passed peacefully on the evening of Dec. 6, 2017, with her family around her.

She was born Aug. 28, 1944, to Marshall and Marguerite (Peggy) Trimble in Chicago.

She was the eldest of four siblings, whom she loved dearly and leaves behind: Paul (Lori) Trimble, Mark (Lynn) Trimble and Darcy (Al Richardson) Bowen.
Her 5-foot 2-inch frame was packed with a zest for life, humor, tenacity and sharp intelligence. As a child, she spent her summers at Grand Beach, and throughout her youth could be found swimming, horseback riding, drawing, reading or fishing. 
She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago, in 1966, with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. While attending Loyola, she served as secretary of Kappa Beta Gamma sorority and was on the Pan-Hellenic Council. It was at the University where she met her true love, Ron Petricig. They were married in 1966, and carried their love of conversation, laughter and dancing through their courtship and the duration of their 51-year union.
Early in her career, she was a pediatric nurse, but took a hiatus when her daughters were born. She was a brilliant mother, excellent cook, wicked scrabble player, PTA officer and a golfer. The Petricigs raised their girls in Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina, where they eventually settled for the next 30 years, and where she embedded herself into the Lewisville community. She spent the second half of her career as a veterinary technician, a job she adored and retired from in her 60’s. She brought candor, humor and heart to the people around her. She loved animals and children and treated them with generosity and devotion. 
Survivors include her husband, Ron; her daughters, Kristi (Scott) Streetman and Marcy (Bill) Braasch; and grandchildren, Haley Streetman, Ethan Braasch and Myles Braasch, all of whom will miss her sorely.
A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Springmill Road, Westfield, with Father Sean Pogue officiating. Visitation is scheduled   from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville.