Susan LukatchSusan Vikstrom Lukatch, formerly of Hyde Park, West Ridge, Skokie, and Park Ridge, passed away peacefully on February 23rd. Beloved wife of Edward and loving mother of Miranda. Daughter of Charlotte and Richard Vikstrom. Affectionate sister of Carl (Cecilia), Ann, and Richard Vikstrom. Attentive daughter-in-law to Bella and Joseph Lukatch. Susan radiated kindness and compassion. Her life graced the lives of innumerable others. She was the driving force behind getting one million Marvel comics on an anti-drug theme donated to the children of Chicago. She served eight years as president of the Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council and worked to have the play lot there rebuilt. She tirelessly lent help to those around her in need, actions which included driving a survivor of domestic abuse to a shelter, aiding a woman in the minutes after a purse snatching, or stopping a driver-less vehicle. Even her trips to the supermarket were regularly interrupted by people asking for food advice, and she was on a first-name basis with many of the store’s staff. She donated to charities and gave of her time to help friends and acquaintances in their charitable work. Her family sorely misses the love and warmth she brought to each day. There will be a private interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery. A memorial event will be held on a later date. Please do not send flowers to the family. Arrangement entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.
So, so sorry for your loss. Susan was always a good friend, and loyal. I stayed with her one summer between engagements with the touring company of San Francisco Opera (Western Opera Theater) and got to really know her. I always visited her and Ed and Miranda whenever I was in Chicago. She always caught me up on the news of people we knew and was always so generous and kind. I have such wonderful memories of her. It's difficult to think of her as gone from us.
Sharon Sherrard Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Susan was a college friend. I have fun memories of her.
Dianne Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM