Schmidt, Susan M.

Died: 23 March 2021

Susan Marie Schmidt, 76 years, of Zion, IL passed away Tuesday, 23 March 2021. 

Susan was born 11 January 1945, in Waukegan, IL to Edward and Edna Cvengros. She attended Zion Benton Township High School graduating with the class of 1963. She was employed with the Waukegan Housing Authority and City of Waukegan. 

Susan is survived by her children, Loyann (Roger) Darbro, Craig Schmidt and Lainie (Michael) Newman; grandchildren, Tyler Brittain, Michael Newman, Malorie Newman and Kaitlyn Newman; siblings, Andrew (Laurie) Cvengros and Ruthann (Richard) Kamerad; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Terry Patterson (KIA-Vietnam); second husband, James L. Schmidt; and grandson, Chad Brittain. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be private for the family. Please visit the online guestbook at

Susan is listed in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 359 with her parents, husbands, their children, their grandchildren, and her siblings. Susan is a 6th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Paulina, Emma, Minnie, Edna, and Susan.