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Susan G. Surek

September 13, 1959 - November 25, 2020
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Funeral arrangements are private.

Susan G. Surek, nee Stahlberg, age 61, of Skokie. Cherished daughter of Don and Pat, nee Dubonn, Stahlberg; beloved mother of Patrick (Brittany) Ratliff; loving “Bama” of Beatrice and Violet Ratliff; sister of Scott, Anita, David, Paul, Jennifer, Julie, Diane, and Debbie; aunt to many nieces and nephews; guardian to Otie. Funeral arrangements are private.Continue Reading

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Jennifer Allene Swedberg left a message on February 18, 2021:
I was thinking about you and your family the other day and thought to take a look at your facebook page as I do occassionally. I'll never forget Sue's beautiful french horn playing at school. I thought she was quite remarkable and loved her playing. So sorry for your loss.
Dotty (Rutkowski) Barnes left a message on December 29, 2020:
I remember Sue from my senior year in concert band at Niles East. Even though I did not know her very long, I remember that she was very friendly and nice. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you both, Mr. and Mrs. Stahlberg. No parent should have to bury a child. I am able to not only able to sympathize but also empathize with you because I lost my oldest son last year in 2019. May God bless you and your entire family. May Sue rest in peace.
Dotty (Rutkowski) Barnes left a message on December 29, 2020:
I remember Sue from my senior year in concert band at Niles East. Even though I did not know her very long, I remember that she was very friendly and nice. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you both, Mr. and Mrs. Stahlberg. No parent should have to bury a child. I am able to not only sympathize but empathize with you because I lost my oldest son last year in 2019. May God bless you and your entire family. May Sue rest in peace.
Sue Zimmerman Ulman left a message on December 29, 2020:
I am so sorry about your loss. She was an amazing person.
Jackie Conley left a message on December 6, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Family. May Sue Rest In Peace 🙏
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Claudia Suby Rivera left a message on December 4, 2020:
I was so sad to hear this news. Sue and I were very close for a few years. She was working at Rustoleum and then started respiratory therapy school. She moved into her little basement apartment and began her real independence. I introduced her to Don and they went on to have a relationship and child. I spent a few dinners with your lovely family and I can say that I know how much Sue loved all of you. May she Rest In Peace and May her memory be for a blessing. 💕
Judy Berg left a message on December 3, 2020:
My heart aches. I can still hear her laughter, and I always will. Sending love and positive thoughts to all the family.❤️
Fred Hotel left a message on December 2, 2020:
I am heart broken to learn of Susan’s passing. She will be missed. To Susan’s family, you must know she loved to share stories about you with her coworkers. Her enduring and kind nature, light hearted spirit, and silly sense of humor made the world a better place for us all.
Richard Schaefer left a message on December 2, 2020:
A true patient advocate and friend since 1986. You were always so good to me and supported me during tough tiimes. Always in our families debt. Thanks for all you did. You truly made a difference in my life.
Mark Michaels left a message on December 1, 2020:
My deepest condolences. I am saddened by this unbelievable news. Spent a lot of late afternoons on those steps in skokie. Her picture looks so familiar to the way I remember her.
Mark and Alison Gaynor & family left a message on December 1, 2020:
Don & Pat: Holding you and your family close in our hearts. Our deepest condolences.
Sandi Zvanut left a message on December 1, 2020:
So sorry to hear about your daughter, Don &Pat. You’re in my thoughts & prayers. Please stay safe.
Heather Samuel left a message on December 1, 2020:
Sue was such a rare person. She had the biggest heart and her personality always made people around her smile. Her laugh was so infectious. She was my manager at Rush North Shore. She always treated me like a daughter. May she Rest In Peace. My condolences to her family.
MaryAnne Chamerlik Cooper left a message on December 1, 2020:
Stahlberg family - I was so sad to hear this news. Prayers and hugs from the Chamerlik family.
Lisa Thomas (von der Sitt) left a message on December 1, 2020:
In memory of Susan G. Surek, Lisa Thomas (von der Sitt) lit a candle
Sonderman Family left a message on December 1, 2020:
Stahl berg Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Times are difficult enough but to lose a loved one is so painful. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Dee, Cheryl, and Steve
Pat Pucher left a message on November 30, 2020:
I had the honor of meeting Sue when her son, Patrick, married my granddaughter Brittany. she was always smiling and I know she loved her granddaughters Beatrice and Violet. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Rest in Peace, Sweet Sue.
Bob Hornstein left a message on November 30, 2020:
My dear friends, my heart goes out to you on the passing of Susan. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. May the time you shared during her life time provide you with memories of comfort and love that will be with you always.
Karen peters left a message on November 30, 2020:
My prayers to all of you on the loss of such a great person. Susan was a coworker and was always so pleasant and said hello to all. She will be greatly missed.
Cindy Spivack Jacobs left a message on November 30, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. I remember going to her childhood home when we where young. She always has a smile on her face. My thought and prayers are with your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Shelly Mitchell left a message on November 30, 2020:
My condolences , may Sue Rest In Peace, and the lord help us
Penny Klein I left a message on November 29, 2020:
Dear Mr. & Mr. Stahlberg, My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved daughter. May her memory be something that sustains you . Fondly, Penny Klein ( samantha Klein’s mom) Henderson, Nevada
David Sacks left a message on November 29, 2020:
Shocked and saddened by this news. I spent a lot of time at the Stahlberg house from the time they moved in through high school. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Mindy Levin Kaplan left a message on November 29, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to your family. May her memory always be a blessing.
Eddie Jacobs left a message on November 29, 2020:
Beautiful person from a special family. I loved making her smile at Niles East. My best to her family and friends.
Sandie Garber Rubin left a message on November 29, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to the Stahlberg family. Sue and I were Indian Princess Guides with our Dads together while at Fairview. She was truly such a warm, nice person. So sorry for your loss.
Holli Madsen left a message on November 29, 2020:
I always looked up to Sue. Tough chic 💜 She will be missed by many.
Glenn Guevarra left a message on November 29, 2020:
With Deepest Sympathy Your Loved One Has Left Behind Memories That Will Live In Your Heart Forever. Glenn, Elnor & Family
Henry Reeves Jr left a message on November 29, 2020:
Sue was fun-loving person who love to laugh and travel. She will be missed!!!
Brenda Baietto left a message on November 28, 2020:
My heart is heavy for all of you on the loss of Susan especially Don and Pat. Though I only knew her a little, I thought she was beautiful and looked up to her. I close my eyes and see that young beauty in your home. I pray for the family and for Susan. God is with you -let Him help you through this time. The Baietto’s love you all. Always.
Deb Dinelli left a message on November 28, 2020:
Dearest Stalberg family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter, sister, and mother. My heart goes out to all of you. I am praying for you. Sue was such a lovely friend, mother, daughter, and beautiful person inside and out. I am in shock. I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and gives you strength, peace, and love.
Phyllis Silver left a message on November 28, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May her memory be for a blessing
Jim O’Malley left a message on November 28, 2020:
Broke my heart to see this today, so very sorry.
Lauren Dow (Woll) left a message on November 28, 2020:
Sending hugs and my condolences to your family.
Lauren Dow (Woll) left a message on November 28, 2020:
Sending hugs and my condolences to your family.
Lauren Dow (Woll) left a message on November 28, 2020:
Sending hugs and my condolences to your family.
Connie and Carley Ball left a message on November 28, 2020:
So sorry to hear about Sue. So many nice memories swimming and hanging out at her pool last summer . She was a wonderful, thoughtful person!
Cindy shoop left a message on November 28, 2020:
I'm still in shock. Judy let me know yesterday and I still don't believe. Susan was so welcoming to me when I married Steve. She made me feel like a part of the family not just an add-on. I will be praying for all of you. If there is anything I can do let me know. Love.
Pamela Schwartz left a message on November 28, 2020:
My first babysitter in Skokie. To clarify: she watched me when my parents went out on Saturday nights. I adored the entire huge family and still hear about them thru Merle Dalba. Mostly I loved watching Sue lead the cheerleading squad at Fairview South in Skokie. She will be missed I know.
Pamela Schwartz left a message on November 28, 2020:
My first babysitter in Skokie. To clarify: she watched me when my parents went out on Saturday nights. I adored the entire huge family and still hear about them thru Merle Dalba. Mostly I loved watching Sue lead the cheerleading squad at Fairview South in Skokie. She will be missed I know.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Pamela Schwartz left a message on November 28, 2020:
My first babysitter in Skokie. To clarify: she watched me when my parents went out on Saturday nights. I adored the entire huge family and still hear about them thru Merle Dalba. Mostly I loved watching Sue lead the cheerleading squad at Fairview South in Skokie. She will be missed I know.
Patricia Pearson left a message on November 28, 2020:
Dear Pat & Don: So sorry for your lose.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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