Susan Kroloff Silverstein, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday August 22, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes - Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312. Burial will be at Jewish Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines
Susan Kroloff Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 12 1940, the daughter of Archie and Florence Kroloff of Sioux City, Chicago and Des Moines.
She attended the University of Iowa where she met Ben Silverstein, who she married in 1961. They resided in Webster City, Iowa.
In 1975, Susan and her children moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland where she lived until her passing. Susan finished her education at Montgomery College in Maryland.
She worked for the Montgomery County Police for 14 years before retiring in 1995.
Susan is survived by her children, Jamie (Brian) Thomas of Aurora, CO, Jody (Jimmy) Robbins of Gaithersburg, MD and David (Andrea) Silverstein of Urbandale, IA; seven grandchildren, Cameron, Brian Jr. and Jordan Thomas, Jessica and Meghan Robbins, Colin and Ethan Silverstein. She also is survived by her brother and sister in law, George and Susan Kroloff of East Berlin, PA
Susan's greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren. She loved reading, the Minnesota Vikings, the state of Iowa, and being in contact with many friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan's memory may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or www.msassociation.org.