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Suzanne Pehrson

Suzanne Pehrson

March 31, 1950 May 3, 2020

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Obituary for Suzanne Lorraine Pehrson

Suzanne Lorraine Pehrson, age 70, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away on May 3, 2020.

Suzanne was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1950 to parents George and Dolores (Jetke) Pehrson. In 1952, the Pehrson family moved to Livonia where they raised their children: Patrick, Suzanne, Barb, Jan, and Phil. Suzanne graduated from Franklin High School and took classes at Eastern Michigan University. She obtained a job as a preschool teacher at University of Michigan Children's Center where she remained for 25 years. Suzanne loved working with children and was dedicated to providing them with quality education and care. They brought such joy to her life.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dolores Pehrson; her brother, Patrick Pehrson; and her brother-in-law, Tom Olst.

She is survived by her siblings, Barb Olst, Jan (Charlie) Warren, and Phil (Deb) Pehrson; and her loving nieces and nephews, Kalyn, Nikki, and Matt Olst and Heather, Stacy, and Charlie (Nicole) Warren and her great nieces and nephews, Jadyn, Jordan, Jacob, and Braxton.

Memorial contributions can be made in Suzanne’s honor to:

Arbor Hospice
https://www.arborhospice.org/donate/


Chad Tough Foundation
https://www.chadtough.org/about/the-foundation/


Private cremation services have taken place.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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cheryl l makolin

Although I had only worked with Suzanne a couple of years and dont have the history with her that most of the staff did, I know she was an amazing part of the team of staff caring for the children in her classroom. Her enthusiam and love of the children she worked with shined through in everything she did. She has touched the lives of the staff who were fortunate to have worked with her and she has helped to shape the lives of the many children that she has worked with over the years. She was a mentor and co worker I will never forget. and am honored to have known and worked beside while helping out in her class. Her love for the job was an inspiration.. Im only sorry that I did not have a chance to say my goodbyes in person. Rest in peace dear soul. You will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for being such an important part of my work life these past few years Cheryl M
Comment | Posted at 08:30pm via Condolence
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Maggie Bevins and Family

In memory of Miss Suzanne, a teacher, caretaker, and wonderful person who will truly be missed. We will think of you every time we make sparkly art.
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Ashley Gilleo

Suzanne will truly be missed. Both of my children had her as a teacher and truly loved her. Even after the moved rooms she would still sneak up on them everyday and say “boo”. The kids would just laugh so hard. We will all miss seeing Suzanne around the center and her love she had for all the kids.
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Nancy Fidler

I am humbled by the huge impact Suzanne made on SO MANY children and families. Her legacy of dedication to children will never be forgotten.
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