Susan Joan (Black) Bacon

August 13, 1940 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 78)


Susan Joan Bacon, 78, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. 


She was born on August 13, 1940 to Della (Shindler) and Dr .Coit Black, Sr. in Defiance, Ohio. On August 27, 1962 she married Roger V. Bacon, who preceded her in death on September 2, 2001.


Susie was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed volunteering for various activities. She was a member of Defiance Elks Lodge #147, and was active in The Salmagundi Club in Defiance. Susie loved her involvement at Good Samaritan School helping children with special needs. She was a volunteer at Defiance Co. Senior Center, Defiance Hospital Gift Shop, and was a member of Friends of the Defiance Library, and helped with Art In the Park. Susie was on the Defiance County Board of Elections and was active in the local Republican Party. Susie will be tenderly remembered by her family and friends for her selfless service and strong connection to The Lord, knowing that she is forever at peace in God's home.


Susan will be sadly missed by her son; Kevin (Jill Rudler) Bacon of Westerville, OH, two daughters; Dawn (Dan) Voegele of Indianapolis, IN, and Stacy Bacon of Hope Mills, NC., her brother; Dr. Coit Black, Jr. of Defiance, and two sisters; Sheila (Dave) Robinson of Boulder, CO, and Tami Garber of Boynton Beach, FL. She leaves behind five grandchildren that she loved so dearly; Rebecca Bacon, Emma Bacon, Kathryn Bacon, Daniel Voegele and Dalena Voegele. They will miss their Grandma Susie tremendously.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger V. Bacon, and brother, John Black.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and from 9:00 to  10:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home on Monday morning prior to the service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am  on Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will  follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at


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August 4, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
August 5, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
715 Jefferson Ave.
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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