Susan A. Filson (Lengemann) was born April 27, 1945, in Imlay City to William and Dorothy Lengemann. She attended Imlay City High School and graduated in 1963. She then attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1967. She was a diehard U of M fan and despised Woody Hayes and Ohio State. She obtained her Masters Degree from the University of Maryland. She was a career teacher in the Baltimore City School system. Susan died peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2024, in her own home and surrounded by her sons who loved her.

She was married to Ray Filson who preceded her in death in 1998. She is survived by 3 sons; Andrew Filson, Joshua Filson and Matthew Filson as well as 3 grandchildren, Grace Filson, Lucas Filson and Angelina Filson. Susan also is survived by her brother, John Lengemann of Imlay City; her niece, Kathleen (Lengemann) Packard of Superior, CO; and her nephews, Bill Lengemann of Imlay City, Alex Lengemann, of Imlay City and Jack Lengemann of Imlay City, as well the 9 grandchildren of John Lengemann.

Susan was active in Girl Scouts as a child and enjoyed the many extensive trips the Girl Scouts took under the leadership of Ruth Knight. Her love of travel continued into adulthood and she spent 3 months with three college friends traveling in Europe in the summer of 1966. Subsequently her travels took her to China, Africa and throughout Europe and Russia on trips she shared with her brother, John, and his wife, Maria-Luise.

Susan also would return to Michigan several times each year to spend time at one of her favorite places, the family cabin at Canada Creek Ranch in Atlanta, MI, which had been built by her parents in 1945. Her last journey was a camping trip she took during the summer of 2023 where she, her son Andrew, nephew Jack Lengemann as well as his son, Justus, traveled to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Salt Lake City (where her son Joshua joined her) and then on to Sequoia National Park and Redwood National Park in California as well as Death Valley.

A celebration of her life has been scheduled to be held at her home in Columbia, Maryland on May 18, 2024.