Susanna Jane Suhaka

Susanna Jane Suhaka was born January 26, 2014 in Murray, Salt Lake City Utah. Suzu, one of the many nicknames she is affectionally called, was taken home by her Eternal Father on June 7, 2016, through a kind and precise plan that testifies to His goodness and grace. Susie came to earth, claimed her mortal body, obtained a sealing to an eternal family, gave everyone who knew her a glimpse of the pure love of Christ and the eternal joys yet to come, fulfilled her mortal probation, and left us to draw us nearer unto Him. Sue breathed life into us through her hugs, her joy for life made us more joyful, her innocence drew us to want to be better, her piercing blue-eyed gaze healed us, and she heals us still. Susie-lu is survived by all who loved her, including her parents Michael and Sheri, her siblings Ryan, Kevin, Kali, Nicole, Isaac, Bretton, and her baby sister Julia, and her grandparents Donald and Sylvia Suhaka and Spencer and Andra Kunzler. The entire family wishes to express their gratitude to all for their prayers and many acts of kindness on behalf of little Suz, and to the Lord for the continuing miracle of the queen who lived among us, the blond-haired girl called Sunshine. Services entrusted with Eternity Funeral Home, 801-449-1568.

24 comments:

Marianne said...

Absolutely beautiful tribute to this wonderfully sweet child and her amazing family! Susie shared such love and sunshine. Her family shows it every day. All our love to the family and this very challenging time.

Jaime said...

To the Suhaka family: What a lovely tribute to Susie, she really was a little ray of sunshine! I will always remember Susie with a smile when I think of her playing on the floor with Eli in relief society, constantly swapping toys and taking turns knocking over the garbage pails. I have a favorite children's book that I'm sure you've read to Susie before called Love you forever, there's a line that I love near the end of the book when the child is talking to his mother, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my mommy (and daddy) you'll be!" I know one day there will be the sweetest of reunions with Susie and until that day know that she, and the rest of your family is loved!

Cathy Anderegg said...

We are heart broken for you, as it happened to us too the same way. Many prayers for you to get through this.

Pollyanna said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter of God. I am grateful to know your family and will pray for you!

Pollyanna said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter of God. I am grateful to know your family and will pray for you!

Unknown said...

Dear Suhaka family,

I am a friend of Sheri's from highschool and my heart goes out to you, Sheri, and your family. Such a beautiful tribute to such a lovely child. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

One Love

Kimiko, Miko, or Minx ♡

Unknown said...

Dear Suhaka family,

I am a friend of Sheri's from highschool and my heart goes out to you, Sheri, and your family. Such a beautiful tribute to such a lovely child. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

One Love

Kimiko, Miko, or Minx ♡

Deb said...

President and Sister Suhaka,

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet girl and what a beautiful testimony of the plan of salvation, given at such a tender time in your lives. I am honored to be acquainted with your wonderful family and blessed that you have and continue to touch my life. May the Lord bless you each with His tenderest of mercies at this difficult time and may you feel the love of all around you! You and each of your sweet children have been in my prayers.

Much love!

Deb Brey

Jennifer Jackson said...

To President and Sis. Suhaka,
Our Prayers are with you. My children and I moved out of the stake last year but the impression that you made on us all was everlasting. Especially for my daughter Hailey that was called to the pulpit on her birthday during one stake conference. You are very kind and faithful. The lord will comfort you during this time.

Amy Patterson said...

To Suhaka Family,
I want to express my sincere condolences to you all and just want to thank you for the example your family is to our family. President Suhaka, you brought such comfort to us at Rob's passing, may you feel that peace yourself and your family and this difficult time. We love you and loved Suzy, you will continue to be in our prayers.
Amy Patterson

Anne Mendenhall said...

Dear Michael and Sheri,

I'm sorry to hear of your daughters passing. My sincerest prayers are with you all.

With Love,
Anne Mendenhall

Anonymous said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl by her beautiful family. May our Heavenly Fathers loving arms be around you at this time and in the days ahead as you prepare to be with your little sunshine for eternity. Love to all of the Suhaka Family!!

Anonymous said...

A BEAUTIFUL and fitting tribute for your beautiful girl! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers:)

Anonymous said...

Dear Don and Sylvia, Praying for you all, especially Michael's family, during this time of sorrow. May the Spirit attend each one of you in the days ahead. With love, Jacque and Cole Woolley

Emily Morris said...

A beautiful girl who was surely a blessing to all. My heart is with you.

Kellie Maier said...

Dear Suhaka family,
My heart breaks for your loss! I fully believe that she was here to gain a mortal body and now has other work to do beyond the vein as her spirit was too good for this world. I never met her but with you guys as her parents I fully believe the Lord knew he could trust you with one of his sweetest spirits! Michael Suhaka had been my stake president before getting married, less than a month ago, and has touched my life for good. Out of the whole congregation, one stake conference, he reached out to me and S aid he felt like he needed to ask me how I was doing. Being led by the spirit I was in ah that day and felt the Lords love for me. Again at a temple recommend interview I will never forget the love I felt from him. I loved every time he got up to speak to us, expressing so much love to sooo many of us in the Union Fort ward. I am blown away by your families goodness and am so grateful for your examples! I hope this somehow lifts you up to know how many hearts you have touched and have lead closer to the Savior! Thank you for being his servants. I pray for your comfort at this time and that Angels will circle around you to bare you up with Gods Love❤️
Sincerely,
Kellie Molis (previously known as... Woodland)

W Miller said...

Dear President and Sister Suhaka,
I am grateful to have been acquainted with your family during the years I was in the Union Fort Single Adult Branch. Although I never had the privilege to meet Suzie (she was born after I moved to a new ward), I remember the love with which each of you always spoke about your children, and the faith and love you always expressed in our Heavenly Father. Although this sad event has changed your lives forever, I know that our Father in Heaven has good plans for you all. He is still holding you, even when it's hard to feel it. I know that Suzie will always be a special part of your family, and her legacy will live on for generations to come. Please know that hundreds of people have been touched by this incident and are praying fervently for your family's comfort and reassurance of God's love at this difficult time. I have prayed dozens of times for you over the past few days, and hope you and your children will find peace.
Sincerely,
W. Miller

Melanie said...

Sheri and Michael,
When I heard about the little girl that nearly drowned, I couldn't believe it when I found out it was your little girl. The last time I talked to Sheri, she was pregnant with little Susie. Brita and I were able to come to the funeral, and I'm so grateful that we were. You two are so full of strength it's amazing! How wonderful it was that you were determined to give hope to the congregation when it was you that we were all hoping to give strength to! I can only imagine what you've learned these passed several days. We've been gone for almost 7 years, and I still miss you so much as my neighbor! There will never be another who compares. I wish that I could sit and talk with you, Sheri, like we used to. What wonderful conversations we could have about your little girls passing! I also wish we would have had more time to stay there and hear President Suhaka speak in conferences. I thoroughly enjoyed his spirit filled talks!! Sure do Love you guys!!

Melanie said...

Sheri and Michael,
When I heard about the little girl that nearly drowned, I couldn't believe it when I found out it was your little girl. The last time I talked to Sheri, she was pregnant with little Susie. Brita and I were able to come to the funeral, and I'm so grateful that we were. You two are so full of strength it's amazing! How wonderful it was that you were determined to give hope to the congregation when it was you that we were all hoping to give strength to! I can only imagine what you've learned these passed several days. We've been gone for almost 7 years, and I still miss you so much as my neighbor! There will never be another who compares. I wish that I could sit and talk with you, Sheri, like we used to. What wonderful conversations we could have about your little girls passing! I also wish we would have had more time to stay there and hear President Suhaka speak in conferences. I thoroughly enjoyed his spirit filled talks!! Sure do Love you guys!!

Trisha said...

We were only in your stake for a few years but remember how wonderful your family is and the beautiful blonde baby girl.
Your family has been in our prayers.
What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl and a great way to express your love for your Heavenly Father

Kollette Kirton said...

Pres. Suhaka and Sheri,

I just saw sister Norton's post on Facebook about your darling little girls passing. My heart is so sad to hear this news tonight. I never had the opportunity to know her, as I got married just a couple months after she was born. I am so sorry to hear of her passing...What a beautiful angel! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. I love you so much!! You both are so spiritual and amazing examples to me in my life and have been during the years I attended the UF 9th branch. I know your family will be strengthened from this experience. May you continue to find peace and love at this time.

With Love,

James and Kollette Michaelson

Kollette Kirton said...

Pres. Suhaka and Sheri,

I just saw sister Norton's post on Facebook about your darling little girls passing. My heart is so sad to hear this news tonight. I never had the opportunity to know her, as I got married just a couple months after she was born. I am so sorry to hear of her passing...What a beautiful angel! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. I love you so much!! You both are so spiritual and amazing examples to me in my life and have been during the years I attended the UF 9th branch. I know your family will be strengthened from this experience. May you continue to find peace and love at this time.

With Love,

James and Kollette Michaelson

Ed said...

Dear Suhaka Family,
Our prayers have been with you that you might be comforted by the Spirit at this difficult time and that your faith might be strengthened. What a lovely expression of your love for your beautiful little daughter and reassurance that there is a loving Heavenly Father that has called her home. We too lost a little child but were only permitted to have him for 10 days. We are so grateful for the promise of Eternal families. Cindy and Ed Spencer (Emily Anderegg's parents)

Joe and Emily said...

I also wanted to express my sorrow at hearing of your little girl's passing. Like so many, I have prayed for your peace and continued comfort. It's clear you all have great strength and faith, but I hope you continue to see and feel the tender mercies of the Lord for years to come. I work at BYU and just days before hearing of your loss, I wept my way through a devotional address by Alan Harker. He talks of hope as an anchor to our souls and shared his daughter's experience of finding hope through the loss of her toddler. I wanted to share a link to the address; perhaps it will add to your comfort: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/alan-r-harker_hope-anchor-souls/.

Emily Darowski (previously Swensen; Sheri- I know it's been years since we've been in touch growing up together, but I still think about you sometimes, particularly enjoying conversations with you in classes during high school)