Obituary: Suzanne Bruner



Suzanne Bruner, 73, of Carmel passed away on Nov. 10 at Manor Care at Summer Trace. She was born in Indianapolis on March 17, 1943, and was a lifelong Hoosier.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Wylene Shotts, and father, George Berry.

She is survived by four children; Amy LeClare (Robert), Beth Aasen (Patrick), Chuck Summitt (Sandy Williams) and David Summitt (Julie); seven grandchildren, Adam Aasen (fiancee Nicole Phillips), Sean Aasen (Melissa McMahan), Samantha Aasen, Sarah Bennett (Tyler), Joseph LeClare, Dane Summitt and Carter Summitt; two great grandchildren, Johnathan Bennett and Clara Aasen; and a stepfather, Orville Shotts.

Bruner enjoyed quilting and baking and won several awards at the Indiana State Fair for her work. Her recipe for an Italian Cream Cake is used at her daughter Beth’s restaurant, Donatello’s, located in Carmel. Bruner loved her pets over the years, most recently a cat named Willow. She loved traveling to Florida to visit friends and family. She was a voracious reader and never went anywhere without her Kindle. She had different jobs over the years but was probably best known for her job at Daddy’s Jack’s in Indianapolis.

The family is holding a small private celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, they ask for donations to the Humane Society for Hamilton County in her name.