In Memory

Susan Silverberg (King)

Susan Silverberg (King)

Submitted by Margie Schulman

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Susie Silverberg.



Susan Silverberg King, 72, of Carlock, IL passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at her home.

Susan was born on January 13, 1949 in Miami Beach, FL a daughter of Max and Virginia Logue Silverberg. She married James Walter King on August 20, 1970 in Morton. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Sandon King of Peoria; Maxwell James (Molly) King of Ochlocknee, GA; two daughters, Aileen Marie (Benjamin) Holman of Morton; Ashley Marie King of Fairfax, IA; ten grandchildren, Jaxon Maxwell King, Jaden Renee King, Julia Renee King, Adelynn Isabelle Holman, Ameila Mae Holman, Alivia Jordyn Holman, Breck Benjamin Holman, Jameson Maxwell King, Brooks Walter Holman, Briggs Ezekiel Holman.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Susan grew up in Miami Beach and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1966. She then attended Eureka College where she met her husband and graduated in 1970.

Susan had various jobs in her lifetime. She taught 2nd Grade at Homewood Heights Grade School in Creve Coeur, was cheerleading coach for 7th and 8th grade girls at Homewood Heights, substitute teacher for Dr. West in Goodfield and Congerville, life guard at Eureka Lake and served on the Eureka Community Nursery School Board. She enjoyed all the residents she cared for while working at the Apostolic Christian Nursing Home. She also sold Avon and enjoyed her customers. The ones she enjoyed the most were teaching and coaching in Creve Coeur and working with the residents at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Susan was a very wonderful loving wife, caring mom, special sister to Joanie, dear aunt and friend to all. She will be missed greatly, never forgotten and always in our hearts.

She was a member of Congregation Anshai Emeth in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Rabbi Bryna Milkow will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery in EurekaIn lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Congregation Anshai Emeth of Peoria, IL (5614 North University Street Peoria, IL 61614), OSF Children’s Hospital in Peoria, St. Jude in Memphis, TN, or Susan Komen in Peoria


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Posted online on December 06, 2021

Published in Peoria Journal


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12/08/21 04:53 PM #1    

Mark Friedman

I am truly saddened by this news of a wonderfuol friend that I was privileged to know in Sigh School. Susan was a lovely brilliant young lady, and we were all lucky to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her family, and may she rest in peace.


Mark Friedman

12/08/21 09:57 PM #2    

Carla Serotta (Neufeld)

A sad loss for Susie's beautiful family and the world.  Susie was one of the kindest people in our class, and remained so as far a I can tell, having seen her at I think the 50th reunion.

12/10/21 11:36 AM #3    

Portia Derry (Brown)

I remember being with Susie at the 50th reunion and appreciating what a kind, caring, and brave person she was and what a remarkable family life she had. May her example inspire those who carry on.

12/11/21 06:18 PM #4    

Judith Parnass (Weinberg)

I remember Susan Silverberg well. I actually remeber going over her home and spending time with her. In those days, I was still shy. Although we were not close friends, I remember her sweet nature, innocent beauty, and sincerity, I hope life treated her well because her spirit was pure. May she Rest In Peace !

12/12/21 11:48 AM #5    

Tiki Stern (Lyons)

I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your dear wife and mother..
I met Susie at the Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach where she was one of my first childhood school friends. We later attended Miami Beach High together.. She was always so beautiful, elegant, sincere, kind, fun loving .. and always with a smile.  
We both ended up in the Midwest and she and her family actually came to visit us at our home in STL . 
We last met at our 50th Beach High Reunion.. 
She was so brave -such a trouper..She will always be remembered with a smile.. Baruch Dayan Haemet!! 
Tiki Stern Lyons

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