Vicki C. Bollenbacher, 68, of Rockford, Ohio passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. She was born on November 10, 1950 in Decatur to Gordon C. and Lois Eileen (Miller) Suman. She was married on February 22, 1969 in Berne to Clarence “Fred” Bollenbacher.
She was a member of the New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio. She 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 in Decatur; Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford, where she was the director of nursing; and finally retired from Family LifeCare – Hospice in Berne. Following her retirement, she assisted her husband as an Amish taxi driver.
She 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, 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 of Rockford, Ohio; three sons, Matthew (Pamela) Bollenbacher of Rochelle, Texas; Mark (Amy) Bollenbacher of Fishers; and Jeremy “Jay” (Megan) Bollenbacher of Apollo Beach, Florida; two brothers, David “Gus” (Beth) Suman of Decatur; and William “Bill” (Janice Stewart) Suman of Pennville; two sisters, Jayne Ridenour of Portland; and Susan (Mark) Bellante of Pennville; 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 her parents; brother-in-law, Richard “Yogg” Ridenour; and nephew, Michael Suman.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, October 9 at New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio. Officiating will be Pastor Ken Meyer and Rev. Ernie Suman. Burial will be at Willshire Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Horizons Community Church Building Fund.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.