Stefanie Nichole Palich (Sullivan), 40, of Noblesville was called home by her Lord and Savior on March 4th, 2023.
Stefanie, born to Carol and Stonnie Sullivan, took first breath on June 10th, 1982, in Indianapolis. She was a force to be reckoned with from the get-go. She was an accomplished varsity swimmer at Lawrence Central High School, where she graduated in 2000. As a collegiate at Purdue University, Stefanie balanced full-time employment, classroom work, and an officer position within her sorority, Alpha Phi. She studied Biochemistry at Purdue until 2004 when she married and began her family.
Stefanie, for nearly all her working life, pursued jobs that allowed her love for serving others to shine through. She worked in the hospitality industry, where her customers always became friends and regulars. Her longest tenure was at Starbucks, where she ultimately managed some of the most profitable and busy stores in the Midwest. She had an incredible work ethic and was considered an asset by all who worked alongside her. She also served faithfully at Grace Church in Noblesville, volunteering in the children’s ministries and addiction treatment ministries, which included a prison ministry.
Her greatest joy and most rewarding job was raising her 5 beautiful daughters, Audrey (15), Caroline (14), Hallie (12), Abigail (9), and Sofia (7). Stefanie ultimately left the workforce to dedicate her time and talents to homeschooling the girls and seeing to their every need. One of her greatest ‘mom moments’ was organizing and executing a cross country trip with her girls and mother to learn about the United States’ monuments, parks, and sights.
Raising 5 children left very little free time, but Stefanie could be found training and competing in endurance competitions, including half Iron Man triathlons and marathons. She also summitted Mount Kilimanjaro and got to go on a safari. As with everything in life, she lived life to the fullest and pushed herself beyond the limits of an average person. She was incredible!
Stefanie is survived by her mother, Carol Sullivan; father, Stonnie Sullivan and his wife, Kathy; her 5 girls; and her many friends that considered her a sister and loved one. She is mourned greatly by all who knew her.
The calling will take place on April 21st at 12:30pm at Grace Church, Noblesville, with a celebration of life to follow at 2:00pm. Arrangements were handled by Indiana Funeral Care.