(portrait)

Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku

Last updated 6 Apr 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 3 Jul 1937 in , , Okinawa, Japan

Died: 15 Jan 2016 in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota, United States

Father: Seiki Ameku (? – 2016)

Mother: Ushi Sakuhara (? – 2016)

Supporting evidence for:
name

memorialcard-emilie-price-2007: Memorial card (funeral program) for Emilie Ruth Price (2007); privately held

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Suzy Willett).

obituary-david-willett-2017: Obituary for David William Willett (2017); Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home (https://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), published after 13 Feb 2017

Comment: Source includes name (Suzuko Ameku).

obituary-leonard-willett-2009: Obituary for Leonard R. Willett (2009); “Leonard R. Willett,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 11 Feb 2009 (Wednesday), page A4, column 1

Comment: Source includes nickname (Suzy).

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes married name (Suzuko "Suzy" Willett) and birth name (Suzuko Ameku).

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

,
birth

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes date (July 3, 1937) and location (Okinawa, Japan).

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

,
death

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes location (Golden Living Center in Redfield, SD) and date (January 15, 2016).

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

,
father

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source identifies Seiki Ameku as the biological father of Suzy Ameku Willet.

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

,
mother

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source identifies Ushi (Sakuhara) Ameku as the biological mother of Suzy Ameku Willett.

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

Family

Spouse/Partner: David William "Billy" Willett (1930 – 2017)

Married: 2 Feb 1956 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes location (Fukuoka, Japan) and date (February 2, 1956). The location is assumed to be the city, not the entire prefecture.

obituary-david-willett-2017: Obituary for David William Willett (2017); Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home (https://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), published after 13 Feb 2017

Comment: Source includes date (February 2, 1956) of marriage of David Willett and Suzuko Ameku.

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Funeral: 19 Jan 2016 at Tulare, Spink County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: at Tulare, Spink County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes location (Tulare United Church in Tulare, SD) and date (January 19, 2015).

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Comment: Source includes location (Tulare Cemetery [in Tulare, South Dakota]).

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

Attributes

Residence: Aug 1965 at , , Tokyo, Japan

Residence: 26 Oct 2007 at Tulare, Spink County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 11 Feb 2009 at Tulare, Spink County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

periodical-leave-for-japan-1965: “Leave For Japan,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Huron > The Daily Plainsman > 1965 > 08 > 26” page 6; citing “The Daily Plainsman (Huron, South Dakota), 26 Aug 1965 (Thursday), page 6, column 4”

Comment: Source includes married name (Mrs. David Willett) and location (Yukato Air Base, Tokyo, Japan).

memorialcard-emilie-price-2007: Memorial card (funeral program) for Emilie Ruth Price (2007); privately held

Comment: Source includes reference date (26 Oct 2007) and location (Tulare, SD).

obituary-leonard-willett-2009: Obituary for Leonard R. Willett (2009); “Leonard R. Willett,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 11 Feb 2009 (Wednesday), page A4, column 1

Comment: Source includes city and implied state (Tulare, South Dakota).

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

General Notes and Anecdotes

Suzuko was living on Okinawa during World War II. [obituary-suzy-willett-2016]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

obituary-suzy-willett-2016: Obituary for Suzuko “Susy” Ameku Willett (2016); Hyke Funeral Home (http://www.hykefuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), single location (Redfield, South Dakota), after 15 Jan 2016

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.

Sources

Show all citations and reference details for Suzuko "Suzy" Ameku in a new window.