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Honored Veteran
Honored Veteran
Matt Rickey
Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe Bio

  • Born in Detroit, with a single mother, and poor family
  • Felt the military was the best way out and wanted to be the best so she picked the Marine Corps
  • Served in the Marine Corps. from 1979-2003
  • Based in Japan, Hawaii, North Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Saudi Arabia, Pentagon
  • Became a Chief Warrant Officer 4
  • While in the service, she worked in Congress and learned proper government protocol helping her to be mayor
  • Moved to Kendallville with her husband and won the mayoral election in 2003.
  • She is the first woman to become mayor of Kendallville.