Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton Merritt

Profile Updated: April 13, 2017
Residing In: Bloomington, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Dave
Occupation: Retired - 35 years at State Farm
Children: Jeff born 1967 married another firemans daugter, Mary Kay Coffee. They have two boys. Kyle 25 and More…Reece 19 goes to Heartland. They divorced a couple of months ago. Kelly born 1970 married Eric Penn. They have 3 girls. Katie is 21 and goes to St. France's in Peoria to become a nurse, Emily is 15 and Leah is 14.
Stepchildren - Nicki born 1969; Colleen born 1971
David Jr. born 1972; Jeff born 1974. Ten step grandchildren.
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Working and raising two kids. Dave and I just celebrated our 19th anniversary. We have 15 grandkids between us. Dave and I have the same birthday. I'm 16 hours older so he married a couger. HAHA. We just moved to a new house so we have been very busy unpacking! I love being retired. If you want to pick up and go somewhere you can just go. We went to Montana early last month, beautiful country out west. We just returned home from a 3 week trip to the south and east. We went to five civil war fields. Dave is a big civil war buff. We went down to the gulf and that is a sad situtation.
I'm a die hard Chicago Bears fan. Have been for over thirty years. I was lucky enough to meet the greatest running back ever, Mr. Sweetness himself. What a great person. GO BEARS!
Dave and I went out to California to visit my sister and family in September. I'm so glad we did because while we were there my brother-in-law fell and hit his head. He passed away two days later. We are all getting to the age where we need to really appreciate each day and each other.
Dave and I are leaving for California the first part of April to visit my family and also go on a two week cruise to Hawaii. Our 65th birthday present to each other. Then when we return to sunny southern Calif. we are headed up the coast to Portland, Or. to see his brother and his wife.
We are now dealing with Dave's liver cancer. It's been a nightmare for the last 5 months. Seen alot of Doctors in Chicago and at Mayo. Well Dave had a liver transplant at Barnes hospital in St. Louis.

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May 11, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Thanks Suzi for the Happy Birthday wishes. Carol and I saw several class members at our daughter Cari's memorial service in Bloomington last Saturday.

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Jan 17, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Your new home ?? looks beautiful! I didn’t see any pictures of your grandkids.

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Jan 17, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Posted on: Jan 17, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Tyson holds his twin siblings Tre and Tatum. Christmas 2017 in El Paso, TX
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Posted on: Apr 13, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Apr 06, 2017 at 7:43 PM
Emily, Leah and Katie with some friends. (granddaughters)
Apr 06, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Go Raiders. Katie is the one at the top!
Apr 04, 2017 at 2:21 PM
Mar 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Marv, are we going to have any committee meetings?

Mar 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Apr 09, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016 at 11:12 AM

From one Cub fan to another Happy Birthday Sue. Have a great day.

Dec 05, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Vicki I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Prayers to you and your family. ????????????
Take care
Suzi

Oct 08, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Thanks so much for your birthday greetings!

Mar 24, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Happy Birthday Susan! Are you doing anything exciting for your 70th? Any trips planned?
Are you guys getting any of the snow like Denver is? You guys are close to Denver right? Anyway enjoy your special day and stay warm!
Love you
Suzi

Feb 16, 2016 at 9:44 AM

I moved here from Chicago in grade school and skipped half of second grade. I think from what I was told I was the youngest in our class.

Feb 12, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day.

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Dec 31, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Sandy, thank you for your hard work on the class reunions for many years.

RIP Sandy

Dec 29, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Posted on: Dec 29, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Happy Birthday Sue!! Have a wonderful day. Also Happy New Year.

Dec 16, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Posted on: Dec 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Happy Birthday Carol! Enjoy your day. ????????

Dec 12, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Thank you for the Get Well card. It was so good to hear from you. I had more surgery Friday. I hope I'm done and can start radiation in a few weeks. I hope you are doing great.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I have so many great memories of when we were kids.
Love
Suzi

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Ava enjoying her birthday cake!
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 at 7:43 PM
Emily, Leah and Katie with some friends. (granddaughters)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Kelly at Christmas. (daughter)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Kyle in Beauty and the Beast. He's the one with the red hat. (grandson)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Dave's kids and grandkids over in Peoria.
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Go Raiders. Katie is the one at the top!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Jeff looking at camera and Eric Penn (son-in-law).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Jeff and Reece. (son and grandson)