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In Loving Memory of

Susan Marie Stephan

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January 11, 1947
October 2, 2021

On October 2, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Marie Stephan passed on to heaven to be with her parents.

Susan was born in Chicago in 1947. Susan is survived by her husband Martin Stephan, her lovely daughter Nicole Marie (Lubick) Rosa and her husband Michael Rosa, and four beloved grandchildren who were inspirations in her life, Michael Rosa Jr, Thomas Rosa, Anna Rosa and Anthony Rosa, who all lived and were raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other surviving relatives include her sister-in-law Sharon Lubick Walsh from Tucson, AZ.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents Melvin Carlson & Helen Berg Carlson, great paternal grandparents Victor Carlson & Melvida Carlson, great maternal grandparents Robert Berg & Marie Larson Berg. She also is preceded in death by her first husband Ronald Lubick (parent of Nicole Marie Lubick her sole living daughter).

Susan was born on January 11, 1947 in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan and attended elementary school and two years of High School.
In 1960 Susan and her parents moved to Edina, Minnesota near Minneapolis to be closer to her father Melvin Carlson’s work as a plant supervisor for General Mills. There she attended and graduated High School and ultimately enrolled at the University of Minnesota and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Education and Journalism.

In 1969 Susan began work at Sun Newspapers in Minneapolis doing interviews and articles with such notable celebrities as actor Omar Sharif and reporter Irv Kupcinet.

In 1971 Susan was given the opportunity to interview with United Airlines as a Flight Attendant. She quickly accepted the position as United Airlines was based at O’Hara Field in exciting Chicago where she was originally born and Chicago was also slightly warmer than the Minneapolis freezing winters. While flying with United she met her first husband Ronald Lubick and they later married and gave birth to daughter, Nicole Marie in 1974.

In the 1980’s while living in Hinsdale and Naperville, Illinois, Susan held various employment positions in the fashion industry with Este Lauder, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

In 1996 Susan met the love of her life and married her soulmate Marty Stephan on Valentine’s Day at the wedding chapel in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. A marriage that lasted over 25 years to this date.

In 1999 Susan and Marty moved to Las Vegas to be closer to her daughter and her family when grandchild number one Michael Jr was born. Her daughter had married Michael Rosa Sr back in 1994 and moved to San Diego. Glorious times were spent visiting back and forth between San Diego and Las Vegas until 2007 when her daughter and family finally moved to Las Vegas. The Sunday Dinners spent together with them enlightened Susan’s life.

During 2000 Susan’s compassion and caring for the less fortunate was spent with charitable organizations at our Church while sheltering the less fortunate and needy on weekly overnight stays. When not volunteering at the church, Susan became a “Diamond in the Rough” by working in the jewelry industry that she loved immensely at “Ovals and Gems” at Caesar Forum Shops and “Tower of Jewels” at Bally’s Casino & Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

A memorial service for Susan will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV. Her husband, Captain Martin Stephan (United States Air Force) will join her later for a life of eternity together.

Condolences at: martinstephan4@icloud.com. and/or her daughter Nicole at: NickyR153@gmail.com.

2 Responses

  1. Dear Marty, such a loving tribute you have written for Susan. Pleased to read the details of which I was unaware. She certainly lived life to the full. So happy that you got to spend so many years together, sad that she had to leave you now, but comforted in knowing you will be together again in eternity. May God surround you with His peace and love during this time of mourning. love Angela and Robert Van Etten

  2. I loved having Susan as a sister-in-law. We shared the same year of birth. We were both flight attendants in our 20s. We both remarried wonderful men for longer than 25 years. We wore hair pieces to make our hair look either longer or higher or just have a bigger bun. We used to always call each other and send cards to each other on our birthdays. As your “photographic assistant,” Susan made Bill and mine wedding video and photographs extra special. The best part is that she made you so happy, Mart! As you stated so splendidly “In memory of a Life so Beautiful.”

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