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Susan Loehr

Susan Loehr

Susan D. Loehr, age 62, of Peoria, passed peacefully away with her family and close friends at her side on Sunday, August 13,2023 at 10:37 a.m. at her residence after a 5 year courageous and valiant battle fighting several kinds of cancer.

She was born May 6, 1961 in Columbia, MO to Ronald E. and Doris I. (Simpson) Hill. She married P.T. “Pete” Loehr on June 5, 1999 in Bloomington.

He survives along with Susan’s mother of Bloomington, three siblings: Jenny (Roger) Scott of Bloomington, Douglas (Kayla) Hill of Skaneateles, NY, David (Lindsay) Hill, Sr. of Shorewood, IL, and one sister-in-law, Ann (Mark) Jackson of Decatur. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews: Meghan (Derick) Moser, Lauren (Charles) Gauthier, Alexandra (David) Haldeman, Caleigh Hill, David (Ashley) Hill, Jr., Lacey Hill, Drake (Kari) Hill, Katherine Hill, Connor Hill, Taylor Hill, Julia (John) Douglass, Laura (Erik) Van Kampen, Paul Jackson, and her two precious Maltese, Bailey and Annie.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Susan was a 1979 graduate of Bloomington High School and went to Peoria, graduating with her nursing diploma from Methodist School of Nursing in 1982. Susan started her nursing career at OSF Hospital Open Heart Cardio-Thoracic Surgery between 1982-2004. She then was working at Soderstrom Skin Institute between 2004-2023.

Nursing was her life, as she loved the people she worked with as well as the people she served. Susan took two mission trips serving in Haiti with Dr. John Carroll. Susan was always caring, always kind, always had a smile, and was a wonderful friend to those around her. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses who cared for Susan, all those who prayed for her, and especially her caregivers: Liza Dickerson RN, Diane White, and Jolee Tincher RN.

She was a member of Mt Hawley Country Club in Peoria.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Susan’s life will be Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Second Presbyterian Church at 404 N Prairie St., Bloomington, IL 61701 at 11:00 am.

Memorials, in Susan’s name, may be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4464, Houston,TX 77310-4464 or to the Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N Prairie St., Bloomington, IL 61701.