Joan Catherine Sucher

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June 11, 1949 - June 12, 2018
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Joan Catherine Sucher of Saint Charles, MO, passed Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Thomas A. Sucher; cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Vesta Yallaly; devoted mother of , Craig (Becky) Sucher, Kristen (Bill) Friedel, Katie (Todd) Bullock; loving grandmother of Tyler and Abigail Sucher, Mackenzie and Joseph Friedel, Ali, Sydney, and Harper Bullock; dear sister of Jerry (Audur) Yallaly, Thomas (Joan) Yallaly, Mary (Ray) Winkeler, and Margaret (Larry) Bertel; and cherished Aunt, “Super-aunt”, Cousin, and Friend to many.

Joan’s greatest joy in life was her family. She loved spending as much time as possible to create cherished memories with her children and grandchildren. She dedicated many years at Oakbrook Elementary in the registrar office and as an Administrative Assistant with Edward Jones. In her spare moments she enjoyed dancing and being outdoors. She enjoyed bike rides, ran many half marathons, played golf, and liked to visit wineries. She will be remembered for her lively and fun spirit. Joan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, MDA or ALS Association.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Danny and Pat Bullock June 13, 2018 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    candle 8A very special lady. Full of life and always had a smile. She will be missed.

  2. Amy Khuhro June 14, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    candle 2Joan lit up a room when she was near! I loved worked with her at EDJ! She was filled with joy and love! She will be dearly missed!

  3. Sandy Timpe June 14, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Joan filled the world with a light and spirit that won’t be forgotten!
    Peace my friend!

  4. Anthony and Liz Greiner June 14, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    candle 3Such a vibrant lady with a dedicated family. Thank you for the reminder to always “Choose Joy”. Rest in peace

  5. Karl and Marian Koehrer June 14, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

    candle 4Joan’s smile and zest for life will never be forgotten. She will be dearly missed.

  6. Julie Gaffney June 14, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I worked with Joan at EDJ and she was a very sweet lady, her laugh and smile were contagious. She will be missed dearly.

  7. Sara June 14, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

    candle 8I worked with Joan at EDJ. She was a joy to work with, her smile and kindness is what I loved most about her. Joan will be missed.

  8. Ken and Loretta June 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Our hearts go out to you,Joanie,s family and friends. May Our Lord grant you peace in your loss.

  9. Mary Jo Becker June 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    I think if you look up the word JOY in the dictionary – you will find a picture of Joan! In the promise of eternal life for Joan…
    from here forward – everytime I hear the word JOY; I will smile towards heaven and think of Joanie.
    ALL Our love to Tom and the Sucher family.

  10. Keri Landry June 14, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    candle 7She was an amazing women with a wonderful family. My thoughts are prayers are with you all during this time. Love, Keri Landry

  11. Rhonda Bird June 14, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Joan was a one of a kind friend. Whenever we were together, all we did was laugh. So much fun!!! A wonderful person, taken way to soon. She will be greatly missed.

  12. Jerry & Audur Yallaly June 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    candle 1Joan Joan – who will be our heart and soul, who will keep us looking forward while remembering our past? It will be you because you will always be with us. Finally Peace and Eternal Rest for you.

  13. Tom Friedel June 14, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1to the sucher and Friedel family may Joan find peace with her Lord Joan
    has inspired me in many ways in my Golf bag I have special golf club cover witch states
    I’m playing for Joan may you rest in comfort I love you all I know that your smile will light
    up heaven

  14. Barb and Jim Radtke June 14, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    A light has gone out for us because you lit up our lives. You will be remembered as a lovely lady of joy, grace, gentleness, beauty and a role model for all of us. We will miss our winery trips these last years with Kings and you and Tom. They were full of joy,laughter and wonderful memories.Thank you for letting us be a part of your life.

  15. Kristie Yallaly June 15, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    candle 8My heart goes out to you all during this most difficult time….what a loving and happy lady, always smiling!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may she rest in peace and comfort.

  16. Rosalind D McCoy June 15, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows” Isaiah 53a. My prayers are for you and your family.

  17. Pat Wellinger June 15, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    candle 3Joan was the kindest, most vibrant and joyful woman. Everyone who came in contact with her at Oak Brook loved her. I know she will be sorely missed. I am so sorry. Sending her family many hugs and prayers.

  18. Donna Meppiel Symens June 15, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! I graduated with Joan in 1967. She was a wonderful person and had that beautiful smile for everyone. Donna Meppiel Symens

  19. Jim Ball June 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    candle 1Joan was such a special close friend loved working with her at Oak Brook and for being such a good friend…
    Her life was full of joy and had such a beautiful family…I always called her my Gidget…. Joan will be missed
    by your many loving friends and family,,,God speed girl… the world has lost a beautiful person
    Love Diane and Jim Ball and family

  20. Ron ansd Susie Huelsing June 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Joan always had that twinkle in her eye and always asked about your family and health. A special lady with a special family. Heaven has more joy today while we mourn. Love to all and find Joy Every Dawn.

  21. Ed and Jacque Merz June 16, 2018 at 7:19 am - Reply

    We have such wonderful memories of Joan: always so energetic, gracious, and welcoming with a smile when we had the opportunity to visit. Behind that smile was extraordinary courage and strength. May God’s light shine upon Joan.

  22. Barb and Mike Ryan June 16, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Joan so enjoyed life and her family. It was fun to work with Joan at Oak Brook. This classy ladies beautiful smile will be missed. Our condolences to her family, her beautiful legacy.

  23. Valerie Boning June 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    candle 4Our loss is heaven’s gain. Joan was a beautiful and amazing woman. Her strength was truly inspiring to all.

  24. Mary Black June 17, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I remember Joan from our days at JFK High School. Craig & our daughter, Katie, were in the same class. Joan always had a smile on her face. Our prayers are with your family.

  25. Mich E June 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Dear family, my condolences and many happy memories of Joan be with you all. And may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  26. Debra Alles Yerkes June 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My most sincere condolescences to the entire Sucher family. Joan was the best neighbor and friend one could ever ask for back on Village Creek Court. We started out together on that street, having kids and good times was the simple goal. We achieved both and she was the only person I would have ever considered leaving my 3 month old with as I ventured back to work. Thank goodness for the love she poured out on everyone in that smile and her joy for living. I was fortunate enough to follow in her footsteps at Oak Brook and know how much everyone loved her there. May God’s love and vivid memories be with you.

  27. Mike and Angela Cochran June 18, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Todd, Katie and family, so incredibly sorry for your loss, . Only knowing Joan through the fundraisers, I was still able to witness her ability to embrace every wonderful thing about her family and life. She is a wonderful role model for how people should live their life to the very fullest. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  28. Neil and Sue Schmidt June 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    We send our sincere condolences to you, Tom, Craig, and Joan’s entire family. We have fond memories of her at Holy Infant, especially her warm smile and joyful personality. She is lighting up heaven now.

  29. Mary Bahr June 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have known Joan and Tom when they were at Holy Infant. Joan was such a pretty lady and nice friend when our kids were in grade school.
    I will keep her family in my prayers. Now she is in heaven with my husband Larry. She always enjoyed talking with him about the kids and school. God Bless You
    Mary Jane Bahr

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