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Susan K. Dunlap

July 8, 1945 September 15, 2022
Susan K. Dunlap
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Obituary for Susan K. Dunlap

Susan K. Dunlap, age 77, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. surrounded by her loving family and all of her precious grandchildren.


Susan was born on July 8, 1945 in Peoria, a daughter of Roger L. Kaiser and Mary Jane Lilya Kaiser. She married William “Howard” Dunlap on June 18, 1966 in Chillicothe, IL. whom she met at the University of Illinois and was the love of her life. He survives, of Peoria.


Also surviving are their three daughters, Kellie (Scott) Fleeman, Kristen (Mike) Selk and Heather (Patrick) Donnelly of Peoria, one sister, Sally Hollifield of Peoria, sister in law, Sally Kaiser, beloved grandchildren, Brittan Rooney, Alexa Rooney, Savanna (Truman) Ralph, Chloe Fleeman, Hillary(Alex) Sadauskas and future great-granddaughter (Sadauskas), Jack Donnelly, Mary Jane Donnelly, Meredith Roof (Jeff Bolt), Nicholas Roof and Zachary Selk, nieces, Stephanie Fiddes, Amy Trudel and nephews, Brent McClughen and Mark Kaiser.


She was preceded in death by her Parents, brother Roger Allen Kaiser and a grandson, Noah Roof.


Susan was very active in the Peoria Community. She was a Music Teacher for Peoria School District 150, Choir Director at St. Vincent’s Church for over 25 years and owned Peoria Academy of Gymnastics. Susan and Howard were long-time members of St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Susan volunteered at OSF NICU and many years for Lindberg School’s Swing Choir and for St. Philomena’s Speech team. She was also music director for many plays and musicals

(Godspell and The Wiz) at Bergan High School.


Susan was an avid volunteer for the local Democratic Committee in Peoria. She was an avid Illini Football and Basketball fan and she and Howard were season ticket holders for many years.


Susan was the grandchildren’s biggest fan and cheerleader and never missed their sporting events or activities. Her hugs will be remembered by all of their friends and teammates. She will be deeply missed.


Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. David Richardson will officiate. Luncheon will immediately follow Mass at St. Phil’s Parish Hall. Entombment will follow at 1:30 PM on Wednesday at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Susan’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, https://www.michaeljfox.org/ or OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, in memory of her late grandson Noah Roof


Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.






Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

20

Sep

5:00 PM 9/20/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/20/2022 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

21

Sep

10:00 AM 9/21/2022 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/21/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

21

Sep

10:30 AM 9/21/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

21

Sep

1:30 PM 9/21/2022 1:30:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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