Susan Shoemaker

July 20, 1953 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


We are sad to announce the passing of Susan Marie Brzowski Shoemaker, 69, of Mahomet, IL.  Susan fought a short battle with cancer and passed away in her home on June 29, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.

Susan is preceded in death by her mother, Marion, her father, Joseph and her sister, Sally.  She is survived by her husband, Terry Shoemaker; step-son, Travis (Lacee) Shoemaker; grandchildren, Emmerson and Mckenna; brothers, Joe, Frank and Louie; her aunt Carol (Lou); cousin, Steven Palanca; and best friend, Denise Graves; God children, Stacy Becker and Aadan Horn; and her very special cat, Mickey.

Susan married Terry Shoemaker on December 31, 1994 in Indianapolis, IN.  They exchanged nuptials while riding in a horse-drawn carriage in the company of their son and Best Man, Travis.

Susan's family owns a plumbing business (Brzowski Plumbing) in South Chicago Heights, which her brother Louie now runs.  She worked in retail all her life until she earned retirement from Meijer in 2020 after a 25 year career.

Her family is planning a celebration of Susan's life at the Botanical Gardens in Mahomet from 1:00-3:00 on July 20, where pajama attire is requested but optional.  This will be followed by another celebration at the Champaign Sportsmen's Club, 302 N. Lake of the Woods Rd, in Mahomet from 3:00-6:00, where all food and drinks will be welcome for contribution.

Please make a donation in Susan's name to one of her 3 favorite charities, the Humane Society, Shriners and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Susan Shoemaker, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Susan Shoemaker?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Susan's memory.


Celebration of Life
July 20, 2023

1:00 PM
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
950 N. Lombard
Mahomet, IL 61853

Celebration of Life
July 20, 2023

3:00 PM
Champaign Sportsmen's Club
302 N. Lake of the Woods Road
Mahomet, IL 61853


Champaign County Humane Society
1911 E. Main Street, Urbana IL 61802

St Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105

Shriners Children's Hospital
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607


© 2023 Owens Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility