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Susan Rae VanHouten



Farmington – Susan Rae VanHouten, 79, of Farmington, passed away at 3:05 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Farmington Country Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 20, 1940 in Canton to Edwin and Georgia (Howard) Lane. She married Ronald “Zeke” Eugene VanHouten. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter-in-law, Patricia “Trish” VanHouten, one brother, Jared “Jed” Lane, and one brother-in-law, Glenn Deakin.

Surviving are four sons, Lonnie (Elaine) VanHouten of Fort Worth, TX, Dennis (Alena) VanHouten of El Paso, TX, Bruce VanHouten of Farmington, and Greg VanHouten of Farmington; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Deakin; and many nieces and nephews.

Susan worked for over 40 years at Day-n-Palin, now known as County Market in Farmington, IL. She was a member of Farmington Women of the Moose.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 PM on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where a visitation will be from 11-12:30 PM. Pastor David Swain will officiate. A luncheon will follow the services at the Farmington Moose. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100 or the American Cancer Society. To view Susan’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Diane ward

    Reply September 30, 2019 8:34 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I loved how friendly she was and always smiling. Prayers for all the family. Diane Ward and family.

  • Teresa Draughan

    Reply September 30, 2019 8:39 pm

    I was blessed to have worked with her for 10 years at the store. We had many fun times and lots of laughs thru those years. She was one of a kind and I will miss her smile and laugh so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
    Fly high my dear friend 😢🙏🏻❤️

  • Kouri Fox

    Reply September 30, 2019 10:16 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this difficult time…

  • Howard(Danny)Soper

    Reply October 1, 2019 12:35 am

    When I saw when your mom’s birthday was,it was the same day as my mom’s.February 20,my mother was 16 when your mom was born.I vaguely remember her at Day and Palin in Farmington,but still,I’ll be in prayer for your families-God bless all of you-Probably,I’m unsure whether your uncle was Tom VanHouten,but I believe he talked about your dad and mom.Howard(Danny)Soper.

  • Deb Davis

    Reply October 1, 2019 9:28 am

    So sorry…she was a real nice lady. Debi (Bertrand) Davis

  • Denise (Ingold) Reynolds

    Reply October 1, 2019 4:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for you and family.
    Denise (Ingold) Reynolds

  • Gennie Dilts

    Reply October 1, 2019 7:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Greg! She worked with my sister at Day and Palin and she was such a wonderful lady. My parents were also friends of hers from their years in the Moose. She was always very friendly and kind.

  • Jeanette Harper Wolford

    Reply October 2, 2019 11:32 am

    So many good memories . Love you my dear friend . Rest in peace

  • Lynn Kennedy

    Reply October 2, 2019 3:32 pm

    Lonnie, Dennis, Bruce and Greg, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s death. When you kids were young and Kristie, Bobbie, Frankie and David were too, we made a lot of happy memories together. It looks like you all have given your mom some beautiful grandchildren. She loved you all so much!!!!! Lynn (Kennedy) Adams

  • Bill and Bobbie Rice

    Reply October 7, 2019 8:48 am

    Dear Bruce and Kelly and the entire family, We are so sorry for your loss of a mother and grandmother. You have our sympathy.

  • Connie Evans

    Reply October 10, 2019 10:10 am

    Lonnie, Dennis, Bruce and Greg… sorry for the loss of your mother, I know she will be missed by many. Sue was such a good friend to the Class of 58, so willing to pitch in when needed for the reunions. We enjoyed her video, seeing her boys and her beautiful grandchildren along with the rest of her family….thank you for sharing. Thinking of you all.
    Connie & Joe Evans

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