Susan Jean Lohr

July 6, 1948 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 71)

Susan Jean Lohr, 71, of Wenona passed away at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday, October 3, 2019. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Funeral services will be 5:30 PM Monday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Wenona followed by a visitation from 6-8:00 PM.

Susan was born on July 6, 1948 in Algona, Iowa to John and Jene (Bails) Whitaker. She married her high school sweetheart Charles Lohr on Friday, January 7, 1967. They were married for 52 years.

Susan worked at Oak State for 35 years where she formed many long-lasting and devoted friendships. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved bowling with her friends and was an avid Fieldcrest and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was a silent force who was by your side in a moment’s notice and a true role model for her daughters and granddaughters. She was never without a good book on her kindle and her family on her mind.

She is survived by her husband (Charles) of Wenona. Her daughters Cathy (Jeff) Pickard, Beth (Ralph) Sprake-Jones and Angela (Tom Brisbois) Lohr. She had 10 grandchildren Jacob Pickard, Taylor Pickard, John Pickard, Emma (Kory) Cantlin, Gwenyth Lohr-Fandel, Elisabeth Morris, Levi Brisbois, Ethan Sprake-Jones, Reegan Sprake-Jones and Rowan Sprake-Jones. She was also blessed with 3 great-grandchildren, Ashton Kuykendall, Salem McGoey-Pickard and Penelope McGoey-Pickard.

She is loved dearly by her surviving family Sydney (Rich) Petro, William Whitaker, Maribeth (Mike) Durham, Randy (Marlene) Lohr, Chris Lohr and Cary Lohr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Barb Johnston, brother Charlie Whitaker, brother Robin “Bun” Whitaker, mother-in-law Gloria Lohr, father-in-law, John Lohr, and sister-in-law, April Lohr.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the people who have reached out to feed them and share stories about Susan. Your love and support will never be forgotten.

Memorials may be made to Wenona Bond Library.

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