Susan Diana Vaisnoras, 80

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, Susan Diana Vaisnoras, loving wife and mother of three sons, passed away at the age of 80. Sue was born on Dec. 10, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of Arthur and Phyllis Johnson. She was raised in Elmhurst and studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. On Feb. 22, 1964 she married Tony Vaisnoras. They had three sons, Tony, Art and Alan.

Sue had a passion for art and was very creative, but above all, she enjoyed spending time with the people she loved most. She was always delighted with the opportunity to make a new friend. Sue had a gift of touching people’s lives in a way that is not often seen. Many of her sons’ friends saw “Mrs V.” as a second mom, as she brightened the lives of everyone she met. She was the best wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend anyone could ever ask for. Sue will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband Tony; her dearly-missed son, Alan; her father, Arthur; mother, Phyllis; stepfather, Stanley; father-in-law, Anthony; mother-in-law, Ruth; and brother, James. Sue is survived by her sons, Tony and Art; daughters-in-law, Jennifer and Amy; grandchildren, Tony and Abigail; dear friend, James; brothers, William and Michael; sisters-in-law, Madeline and Julie; brothers-in-law, Charles and Thomas; sisters-in-law, Sandra and Margo; nephews, Steve, Scott, Christopher, James, Brian, Chris, Doug and Paul; and nieces, Jennifer and Sarah.

Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Visitation Catholic Church in Elmhurst. Arrangements in care of Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – The Ahlgrim Chapel. Info: 630-834-3515 or