Susan Patricia Arl

Date of Death: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Susan Patricia Arl, beloved daughter, sister, cousin and friend, was cherished by everyone who knew her for her loving kindness and generosity of spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Arl, and her sister, Ellen Marie Arl. She is survived by her cousin Michael Thrams and his sons, Susan’s favorite boys, Matthew Allen Thrams and Brayden Michael Thrams or, as she lovingly referred to him, “B-Man." Burial will be private.  If desired, a tribute gift may be made in her honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation at
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 10:00am
There will be no service at this time.
Burial will be private


Alan and Peggy Barinholtz
We will miss the love and humor you brought to our lives. Thanks for your friendship the last 50 years
Isaac Barinholtz
Truly one of the nicest and funniest people I've ever known. Susan, we love you and will speak your name until we see you again one of these days. Glad to have known you and sending forever love.
Liz & Eric Dechant
Susan dedicated herself to bettering her community in Chicago. She volunteered for every group and held leadership positions in each one. She helped raise thousands of dollars to support the local library, school, and park, providing programming and new buildings for generations of children. We will miss her whip smart sense of humor, marketing and advertising know-how, and mischievous laugh.
Pamela Davis
Susan—my oldest friend! We met at U of I in 1967. We have been roommates, travel companions, and lifelong friends…. Dearest “Ardyth”, the Girls are getting together today to celebrate and cherish your memory. There will be laughter ( and tears) all around. You are and always will be irreplaceable♥️