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Suzanne Louise Litteken-Blake

October 21, 1943 — April 25, 2023

Waterloo, IL

Suzanne Louise Litteken-Blake, nee Davis, 79, of Waterloo, IL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 25, 2023, in Waterloo, IL. Smiling down upon us is a bright light of hope and immense love, we will greatly miss this treasure. Our Wife, Our Mom, Our Sister, Our Friend. She was born October 21, 1943, in St. Louis, MO.

 Suzanne was the beloved wife of Hal Blake and the loving mother of Vincent E. (Amber) Litteken, Teresa Newcom, Michael (Linda) Litteken, and Sandra (James) Strohmeyer. She was also a cherished grandmother of Christopher, Nikolas, Caleb, Grace, Andrew, McKenna, Christopher, Zach, Tori, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; as well as a dear sister to James (Mary) Davis.

 Suzanne married Vincent C. Litteken and they had four children together who they adored. Although this relationship wasn't permanent, they remained friends. While both remarried, Vincent & Tisha Litteken and Hal & Suzanne Blake continued to love and encourage their children.

 Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, Ed & Louise Davis (nee Reilly).

 Suzanne attended St. John the Baptist High School and went on to study at St. Mary's School of Nursing. She worked as an RN/Coder at Tulsa Memorial Hospital for many years, where she was highly respected by her colleagues and patients.

 She was a red headed beauty who enjoyed dancing, a glass of Chardonnay, and laughing with and about family antics. In her free time, Suzanne enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, acting in community plays, painting, and reading watching movies while holding hands with her sweetie and spouse. She was a talented artist and performer, and her passion for the arts brought joy to those around her.

 She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy will live on through the memories she leaves behind.


As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 

Monroe County Humane Society

or Helping Strays

Memorial Visitation:

 2 PM until time of service Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Memorial Service:

 3 PM Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

 Father Linus Umoren C.M. officiating

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