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Suzanne E. Ohlson

January 19, 1943 June 20, 2018
Suzanne E. Ohlson
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Suzanne Smullen Ohlson
Of Arlington Heights

Suzanne Smullen Ohlson, 75. Loving wife of 53 years to devoted husband, David G. Ohlson. Devoted mother of Gini Ohlson (Harvey Ellis) and Greg Ohlson (Norma). Kind sister to Thomas H. Smullen (Marilyn) and sister-in-law to Janet and Jon Hall. Loving grandmother to Olivia Ohlson-Ellis and David and Gregory Ohlson. Loving godmother to Matthew Bitner, M.D. and Alexis Clemens. Caring aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Devoted friend to many.

Suzanne was born and raised in the Minneapolis, MN area and graduated from The Northrop School/The Blake School and attended the University of Minnesota studying art history and interior design. She and David moved to Arlington Heights in 1969 where they raised their kids. Suzanne was a homemaker and then worked for Millard Maintenance as their community relations coordinator, many years as a department manager at Crawford’s Department Store in Rolling Meadows and at GE Capital Assurance in Arlington Heights. She was a 50+ year active member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights where she volunteered as a Deacon among many other posts. Over the years she volunteered for the PTA and many other local charities. Later she enjoyed being a part of a group of friends through Red Hats. She was known informally as ‘the greeting card lady’ and sent thousands of cards over the years to friends and family in her mission to comfort and brighten people’s days.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 4 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N. Dunton Street. Memorial Gifts may be made in her name to the North Shore Kellogg Cancer Center-224-364-7280 or

Funeral information and condolences < or (847) 253-0168.

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Memorial Service




4:00 PM 6/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 6/26/2018 5:00:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights

302 North Dunton
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights
302 North Dunton Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

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