Susan B. Lundquist

susan lundquist

Susan B. Lundquist



Susan was born on July 7, 1939 in Lakewood, Ohio. She was the youngest child born to William and Ruth Pinter of Rocky River, Ohio. Susan always told glorious stories of her childhood growing up with her older sister Patricia, friends and family. She truly loved the summers she spent on Lake Erie, driving down to the cottages in Ashtabula, crossing the covered bridges and enjoying the foliage.

In the late 1960’s after her sister and parents had left Ohio to reside in Denver, Susan soon followed. It is here where she established her roots as she raised her three children; Ruthanne, Kirk and Beth. Susan began to work at the family owned business, Heggem-Lundquist when Beth, the youngest, went to school full time. In her 35 plus years at Heggem-Lundquist Susan fulfilled many roles; from coding time cards, punching payroll, handling garnishments to preparing gourmet snacks. Always quick with a joke, the matriarch of our family and of the company leaves behind a legacy. Although her trusty typewriter remains silent her message to laugh out loud does not.

Other passions that she developed over the years include, but are not limited to: gardening, puzzles, cooking, going to the movies, working, feeding people and always giving to others. The time she spent chauffeuring her children around and the countless hours at swim team meets, soccer, hockey, and lacrosse games did not differ from her children to her grandchildren – she would make them all or make it fair for everyone splitting her time. Her gardening and decorating skills were second to none, always done with precision and care. She followed in her father’s footsteps always donating to the Salvation Army. She enjoyed saving ‘pop tops” to give to the Ronald McDonald House. Over the years Susan was able to attend each of her kids’ marriages and the birth of all seven of her grandchildren: Morgan, Mandy, Cooper, Connor, Kaden, Annika and Christian.

Susan had many family traditions that her children and grandchild love and will continue to carry on in her memory; at least one for every holiday. From gathering at the same pumpkin patch for over 30 years and picking pumpkins, reading Twas the Night Before Christmas (when her children were young they each took turns reading one page at a time. Years later whether near or far grandchildren in-person or over the phone have maintained the tradition) to dying Easter eggs. With so many traditions it will be hard for the family to feel her absence, for everywhere you look there will be Susan’s on their lives.


A celebration of Susan's life will be held at the Columbine Country Club (17 Fairway Lane, Littleton, Colorado 80123) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 starting at 3:00 p.m.


Red & Purple (DO NOT WEAR BLACK!)


Laugh hard or go home!

Eat, drink and be merry - Susanisms


Please RSVP to:

303-778-1373 or





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  1. Bonnie and I are heartbroken and very sad to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may she RIP.

    Stan Hochstedler and Bonnie Nielson

  2. Our family has wonderful memories of Sue. They each remember her teaching them to snipe-hunt as children and have passed on her tradition.

    She will live in the hearts of her loving family and those of us fortunate to know her, forever.

    Love to all of you.

    The William Goldys

  3. Dear Ruthanne and family,

    Your mom's quick with and beautiful deep loving eyes are what I remember most. I will miss visiting her when I come to your place. May God bless and comfort you as you mourn. You will continue to be in my prayers.

    Sincerely, Robin Schneider

  4. I knew Susan for over 30 years and considered her a wonderful friend.  I feel I know the family somewhat as we would always talk about our kids and then later as grandchildren came along about them.  Her family was so precious to her and I know you will struggle with the loss of her presence in your lives. I know I am going to miss her so much!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!  May you find some peace in your memories of her.

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