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Suzanne L. Zuver
June 4, 1941 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Suzanne L. Zuver (nee: Fletcher), age 82, at rest October 15, 2023. Beloved partner to Robert Johnson for over 30 years. Loving mother of Richard Grayden (Sarah) Zuver. Devoted grandmother of Mairead and Ilsa Zuver, dear aunt of Elizabeth (Andrew Podevels) Breuer, Meredith (Eric) Spitz and Gillian (Christopher) Lepore. Fond sister of Barbara Breuer. Proceeded in death by her parents Stanley and Mary (nee: Heininger) Fletcher and her brother Graham Fletcher. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday Oct. 19th from 3PM~8PM at Adolf & Powell Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook. Funeral Friday Oct. 20th, 2PM Grace Episcopal Church, Hinsdale. In lieu of flowers Susie wishes you contribute to the organizations that are dear to you or to the Memorial Fund at Grace Episcopal Church of Hinsdale, Il. For funeral info 630-325-2300
Susie was born in Detroit, MI and moved to Hinsdale when her father began working with the Harris Bank. A 1959 graduate from Hinsdale Central High School, she attended TUC (served in the Court of Miss Horned Frog her sophomore year) before graduating from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.
Susie was a loving servant, creative and organized. Devoted to helping others, primarily as a mother and teacher, she taught at Prospect School and for over 26 years at Cass School District 63 inspiring students and fellow teachers and was nominated for the Golden Apple Award. Her management skills were cherished by many boards and organizations including PEO Chapter CK (president), Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity (President) and State Chair, and a founder of the Flourishing West Suburban Village Arts Associates. Susie was also an active member of the Women’s Board of United Charities of Chicago and the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago Brain Research Foundation.
A longtime resident of Golfview Hills she was president of the Homeowners Association (first and only woman to serve and for two terms), the Women’s Club, and elected and President for many years of the Golfview Hills Park District (today one may walk the Zuver Trail, affectionately named for her by the Park District Board). She also was Secretary of Ruth Lake Woods Condominium Association. Susie loved gardens and flowers, participating for many years as a member of the Hinsdale Garden Study Club and the Garden Club of Hinsdale and tending her backyard herb garden and black raspberry patch.
Gracious and generous, her frequent parties included special treats, games, and often party favors. She was a good cook with a library full of cookbooks supplemented by reams of printed on-line recipes. Christmas was special-She Believed! Her vast library of Christmas books, scores of Twas the Night Before Christmas, inspired. Every inch of home was decorated, Christmas trees in each room and an illumined Christmas Village was built in the kitchen. Love and sharing with friends and family she joyfully celebrated Christ’s birth. She enhanced our community and offered her love and affection. Also, Susie was an inveterate on-line shopper.