Writing Clerical 02


Scott Suneson

August 4, 1953 ~ May 25, 2018 (age 64)

Scott Suneson, age 64, of Sarasota, Florida and formerly of Alpena passed away May 25, 2018, at his home in Sarasota due to complications following a courageous 5 ½ year battle with multiple myeloma.

Scott was born on August 4, 1953, in Detroit, MI, to his parents, Marteen and Sonja Suneson. On December 20, 1981, he married Linda Darling Linebaugh at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, MI. They divorced in 2009 and remained loving and loyal friends. Scott received a B.S. in Accounting Degree from Walsh College in Troy, and an MBA from Lake Superior State University. He became a CPA and worked in public accounting before pursuing his career in business and industry.  He moved to Alpena in 1989.  Scott originally worked for Great North Foods, then as an adjunct instructor at Alpena Community College and finally as a Professor of Accounting at Lake Superior State University. He retired in 2008.  

Scott was a man of many talents. He was a writer, carpenter, fisherman, golfer, and a lover of life. In his later years, he attended classes at Florida Studio Theatre and expanded his love of writing. He wrote comedy sketches and stand-up comedy. He was writing a short story at the time of his death. Scott was involved with the fundraising for Northern Lights Arena and in the building of the new soccer fields.

Scott is survived by his dear friend and the mother of their only child, Linda Suneson of Alpena, MI; son, Darrin Suneson of Alpena, MI; two grandsons, Trevor and Alexander Suneson of Alpena, MI; mother, Sonja Suneson, of Columbus, NC; brothers, Marc and Kris Suneson of Columbus, NC; sister, Suzanne Suneson of Seattle, WA, and her partner, Steve Polyak, also of Seattle, WA; one nephew, AJ Suneson; four nieces, Katelyn Suneson, Marlies Suneson, Mariah Suneson, and Morgan Suneson; two aunts, Marsha (Richard) Allen of Alpena, MI, Toni (Roy) Flemming of College Station, TX. Scott is preceded in death by his father, Marteen Suneson.

Memorial visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, June 12, from 5-8 p.m. and continue there on Wednesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. until his memorial service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Susan Platt officiating, followed by a luncheon at Art in the Loft. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Scott’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Florida Studio Theatre.