April 6, 1967 ~ January 11, 2020

Born in: Toledo, Ohio
Resided in: Greenwood, Indiana

April Suzanne Zaiser of Greenwood passed away Jan.11, 2020, at the young age of 52. She was born on April 6, 1967.

April battled Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for most of her life. She graduated from Center Grove High School, moving on to become a beloved school bus driver for St. Barnabas & St. Mark Catholic Schools. She very much enjoyed being a school bus driver and gave many children “the most memorable water balloon fights” over the years. She was always said to be the life of the party and so much fun. She also enjoyed building dollhouses as a hobby.

Over the last decade, she spent quality time with her soulmate, John Wells, at their home grilling pork chops and making “real” mashed potatoes, sitting around the fire, and sharing stories on the patio with her beloved dog Poppy always on her lap and kitty, Pizzazz, by her side. She also enjoyed riding on the back of their bike on country cruises. She will be very much missed for the laughs and joy she brought to the ones who knew her best.

April is preceded in death by her father Dennis Lee Zaiser, her mother Janice Jo Zaiser (Carney); her grandfathers Harry Zaiser and George Carney; her grandmothers Evelyn Zaiser (Coe), Gertrude Zaiser (Schleicher Schramm) and Mary Carney (Jarboe); her uncles Robert and Mike Carney; and her aunt Marcella Brown (Zaiser).

Survivors include her “husband” John Wells; daughters Amanda Zaiser, Emily York, and Alexandra Squire; her sons Travis Guedel and Nathan Squire; three beautiful granddaughters Brooklyn Zaiser-Knotts, Kamille Voyles and Emersyn Guedel; brothers Chris & David Zaiser; her sister Tracy Miraglia (Zaiser).  She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a of long-time friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of April on Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46217.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MS Society, Indiana Chapter, at 3500 Depauw Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Phone: (317) 870-2501

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/INI

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  1. I can’t even begin to tell about all the memories.. from matching Monte Carlos.. well close.. I had a 72 and she had a 75.. arguing over who was going to drive! Making fake license plates so we could go out in your mini truck, late nights, mac and cheese everywhere from the kids, you worrying about my subfloor when my dogs would spill water, then laughing like.. where the hell did that come from? … not talking for years then picking up like not a day had passed, I could to on forever. It will be rough not knowing you are around, but I’ll see you on the flip side my friend.. Love and miss you already. <3

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of such an amazing person. Thoughts and Prayers to Amanda, Tracey, Chris and David and the whole family. I have a few memories of her growing up in the Carney family.

  3. April, We shared many experiences when I moved into the neighborhood…trips to the mall, coloring with the nursing home residents, VBS, you were a good friend! May you be at peace!

  4. The St. Barnabas bus kids loved April and the fun activities she had them do! They enjoyed the water balloons and were always willing to help her clean the messy bus. I’m sorry she’s gone so young. MS is a hard disease.

  5. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time I have a lot of memories with you. We were fellow bus drivers at St Barnabas plus we did a lot of shopping in between our routes. We even double dated some. I thought many times of looking you up to say hi but I waited too long. You’re leaving way too young. I’ll keep your family in my prayers. Hope you’re at peace now.

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