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Memorial Service Information:
Saturday, July 14, Batavia United Methodist Church

Visitation from 1:30 p.m-3 p.m. Service at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations (checks only, please) can be made to Hospice of the Southwest, 450 N. Dobson Road, Suite 108, Mesa, AZ 85201. We appreciate your generosity.

The church is located at 8 N. Batavia Ave (Rt. 31 just North of Wilson St.), Batavia, IL 60510. Parking behind the church on Water St. (off of Wilson), and along Wilson St.

This memorial website honors our loved one, Dee Surta, who lived her life with courage and passion. We welcome you to leave a tribute to Dee, share your fond memories and stories, or add pictures to the gallery. 

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April 10
April 10
Happy birthday Mamas! I miss calling you with our little nickname. Hope you are dancing and singing today! I love and miss you so much. Bode & Ivy know all about you but very sad didn’t get to be with grandma in this life. Love you forever ❤️❤️
July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022
10 years ago today we had to say good by… adieu.. see you later .. to our “Dee Surta”. 

Not a day goes by that “Grandma” isn’t missed and referenced for a funny comment or memorable reaction that makes us all chuckle a little. If she were with us today I think she would still have her flip phone and her iPad (solitaire) and watch her programs on HULU.

We miss you Dee!
July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021
She was always the best! I’ll always remember my birthday party because of her! I think of her often.
April 10, 2021
April 10, 2021
Happy birthday to my beloved mother-in-law, Dee Surta. Always the life of the party, daring in her escapades, and generous to a fault. She loved her family deeply and unconditionally. We miss you terribly. Happy birthday, dearest Dee!

I have your martini right here… to celebrate our special day!
July 2, 2017
July 2, 2017
WOW!
5 years Dee Surta!
Miss you my friend so much.
Our shared grand babies are a blessing in our lives. Isa, Rowan, & Felicity have your flare for fun. Genuine great kids! KIds know how to party! At times I see their Grandma Dee in them.
Tony, Paula, & Kathy are my joys too!
Hugs and love my friend in heaven.
Love you!
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
Dear Mom,
Happy Birthday! We all miss you so much. It has been almost 5 years since you left, but you live on in our hearts and minds forever.
It's your birthday on a Monday, it's your birthday on a Monday, it your birthday. Happy Birthday! I wish you were with us today!
Love you Tony
July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016
Well, it's the fourth of july today and baby you were a firework in our lives! I just had my 70th birthday and will never forget my 40th because YOU did it! People 20 years later still talk about it! You have left your mark in more ways than you can ever imagine with your strength, beuaty of person, and delight of life!
May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016
Dear Mom,
Happy Mother's Day! Today offered me a day of reflection on our lives together. I remember how you persevered against all odds and displayed strength and courage in the face of routine adversity. I think it is fair to say that we all strive to be like you in many ways and carry that "never give up attitude". You were one tough woman!
With love,
Tony
April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART.TELL MOM I LOVE HER AND MISS HER AND YOU VERRY MUCH.
April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016
Dear Ma,
"It's your birthday on a Sunday, It's your birthday on a Sunday! Happy birthday day to you!" Happy birthday Ma!

You live on in my heart and mind. I think of you daily and miss you very much!

love,
Tony
December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015
Dear Ma,
Merry Christmas! We miss you! We are doing our best to honor your Christmas traditions and lively spirit. I hope we can bring everyone together next year in the same way you brought us together for so many holidays. We cherish those memories and long for your love.
Love Tony
July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015
Can't believe its been three yrs already , think about you all the time but I know y ou are not in pain any more sorry for being late but didnot forget you
July 3, 2015
July 3, 2015
Dear Ma,
It has been three years since we last talked, but I think of you everyday. I cannot remember every day we spent together but I do remember moments; those special moments that mean so much today.
Love Tony.
May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015
Happy Mother's Day Ma!
I love and miss you! You are always in my thoughts.
With enduring love,
Tony
April 19, 2015
April 19, 2015
Dee was thinking about as always having some major surgery next month wish you were here so I could hear you tell me it going to be ok.Love you miss you
April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015
I hope you know that all these words constructed in your honor from so many hearts shows how much you were and are still loved, by heart after heart, and soul after soul.....you have blessed us all with your presence on earth.
April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015
HI sis i know im late but i am always late just wont to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and let you know i love you. YOURkids and grandkids are doing grate and that little grategrand baby is a little doll.You word love her but i know you are looking down on her with lots of love.Will sis i love you and Happy Birthday .
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Happy Birthday Grandma,
I would type the birthday song but it just wouldn't do it justice. I can hear you singing it to me over the telephone right now. I just want to be able to do that for you right now. I miss you and often think about you whenever I see a Jeep on the road.
Love, Abe
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Opp got my date wrong today is thebig day HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my big sis,,, second mom miss you so much think of you each and every day hold my spot next to mom LOVE YOU YOUR LITTLE SIS
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Dee!
Happy Birthday on a Friday!
Love you and miss you!
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Happy Belated birthday miss you so much, my big sis, second mom I am lost without you,, but hold that special place up there with mom for me,,,,LOVE LITTLE SIS BRENDA
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Dear Ma,
Happy Birthday! We miss you very much and constantly reminisce about the good ole times. I wish you were here with us today to celebrate and dance to your party song "Celebration". I will tip a glass for you in celebration. "It's your birthday! It's your birthday on a Friday!"
Love Tony
July 4, 2014
July 4, 2014
I always think of you on this Holiday, Dee. Somehow, the brilliance of the fireworks speaks of the magnificence of yourself that you passed on to others who knew you. These joys are well remembered.
July 3, 2014
July 3, 2014
wow ,,two years already feel like only yesterday we were talking and laughing,miss you so much.

love brenda
July 2, 2014
July 2, 2014
Dear Mom, it has been two years today since you left, but your voice still talks to me, your principles still lead me, and your strength resides within me. I hope you feel proud as a parent because you have given me so much and have made all things possible. I miss you of course, but you should know that you are never far from my thoughts and the memories always fill my heart with love and joy.   With Eternal Love, Tony
April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014
Happy Birthday Dee miss you but never forgotten,,love your baby sis...
April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH .I THANK OF YOU ALOT BUT I KNOW ONE DAY I WILL SEE YOU AND MOM AGAN .SO TAKE CARE I WILL ALWAYS LOVE U YOUR SIS MELISSA
April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014
Happy Birthday Ma! I love and miss you very much. There isn't a day that goes by without me thinking of you.
Love Tony
July 2, 2013
July 2, 2013
One year from today was a verysad day.Dee you are loved an missed very much, are always on my mind..When you passed I lost my sister and friend.:Love you so much
July 1, 2013
July 1, 2013
We miss you! It will be one year tomorrow since you went to heaven and life on earth isn't the same. We talk about you regularly and reminisce on those good, bad and ugly times; even the ugly times are funny now. As you know, life goes on and as you requested we are all doing our best to live our lives fully. Just like you, we give it our best and work harder than the rest. I Love You Tony
June 29, 2013
June 29, 2013
Woke up with you on my mind this morning, miss you so much
love you things are going well or all of us ,, love Brenda and family
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day! I miss you and love you very much! Special days, like today, are not the same without you here to share them with us. There isn't a day that goes by without you and our memories coming to mind. I know everyone is missing you and they will all have you on their minds and in their hearts today. With all my love, Tony.
April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013
Dee can't have a drink for your birthday but will have a Mocha for you tell mom hi i know you both will have a great day together, i miss chating with you also.

love your little sis
April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013
Happy Birthday Ma! It's your birthday on a Wednesday, It's your birthday on a Wednesday, Happy birthday to you! I miss you so very much! I will be sure to play your favorite song, Celebration, and have a cocktail in your honor to celebrate your 70th birthday. I love you so much and I still can't believe you are not a phone call away. I miss our daily chats on my way home from work. OXOXOXO
April 9, 2013
April 9, 2013
Wanted to let you know i have not and will never forget you HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish i could give you a hug so here is a big hug from all of us,,love you
March 31, 2013
March 31, 2013
Easter Sunday with neighbors here in Mesa won't be the same this year without your smiling face.
March 31, 2013
March 31, 2013
Woke up this morning missing you all the Easter dinners we you too have at your house ,, neer will be the same but must keep it up or my amily and grandchildren.LOve you miss you R/I/P
March 15, 2013
March 15, 2013
Woke up this morning thinking of you ,, and how strong you were to have went through what you had to go through,, having a hard time these days but you give me hope man I miss you.. love you so much R/I/P my dear sister
March 3, 2013
March 3, 2013
If only you knew how often I think of you, while I"m doing my hair to go somewhere, or playing a game of cards, or walking along a path in snow, or seeing your grandchildren grow. Your energy and spirit are in my life, and you, Dee Surta, I have been blessed to have known.
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
Hi Deeyou ve been on my mind a lot latley you were always there when i needed someone to talk to,,,going through alot right with Tyshika wanting to move to chicago with my grandson with no job our housing,, i am so powerless Please send me a sign on what to do ..Man i miss you so much love you huges so happy you are at peace now and with Mom,,and chris may all o you r/i/p
January 3, 2013
January 3, 2013
was thiknking about you ma miss you so much i know you are in a better place now love you ,,,R>I>P
December 27, 2012
December 27, 2012
Dear MA....are chirstmas was really hard or me not being able to call and talk to everyone,,you had the but chritsmas when i was growing up not sure i they will be the same ,, miss you and tell mommy hi and give her a BIGhug or mis .

will always be missed love you soon much
December 27, 2012
December 27, 2012
Dear Mom,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this note. As you can imagine, Christmas was not the same this year. We missed your smile, warm embrace, fine china, and oh yes, the tasty tenderloin. I am afraid, no matter how hard we try,Christmas will never be the same without you. I miss you and just wish I would have said "I love you" more!
July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012
I met Dee only a few times as the "Mom of Kathy," a great friend of mine. I didn't know Dee well, but I know she loved life and must have been an amazing person to have raised such great girls in Kathy and Paula. My sympathies go out to the entire family; I know she will be greatly missed. Loved seeing all the photos!
July 15, 2012
July 15, 2012
As the mother of one of my best-friends, I had the pleasure of knowing Dee since the mid-90s when Kathy and I were in college. I will always remember Dee as the fun-loving, energetic, classy, and generous woman that she was. My sympathies go out to Kathy, Rick, Paula, Dave, and the rest of family.
July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012
A toast to Dee, who bore many of her life's viscissitudes, with courage and grace.
Joscelyn
July 12, 2012
July 12, 2012
just and to say how heavy my heart is right now because i can't make it down,i know she is dancing around up the with mommmy having the drink od chocie, love you Dee R.I.P. .Give mommmy a big hug for mr and also chris for me save me a sit .
July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012
Who shall find a valiant woman..we did.
May flights of angels guide thee to thy rest.
We love you and we will miss you.
Among the Irish it is said that as long as you are remembered you are still with us. You will never be forgotten.
Love, Mary and Jim Porter
July 10, 2012
July 10, 2012
For many years Dee was a very special "lunch lady" here at Ball Horticultural. As manager of the Cafe she greeted everyone with a genuine warmth and huge smile. She was extremely proud of the food she served and continually interacted and mingled with her customers ensuring their satisfaction and asking for input. She was an absolute joy, a beautiful woman inside and out. Love you Dee!
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April 10
April 10
Happy birthday Mamas! I miss calling you with our little nickname. Hope you are dancing and singing today! I love and miss you so much. Bode & Ivy know all about you but very sad didn’t get to be with grandma in this life. Love you forever ❤️❤️
July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022
10 years ago today we had to say good by… adieu.. see you later .. to our “Dee Surta”. 

Not a day goes by that “Grandma” isn’t missed and referenced for a funny comment or memorable reaction that makes us all chuckle a little. If she were with us today I think she would still have her flip phone and her iPad (solitaire) and watch her programs on HULU.

We miss you Dee!
July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021
She was always the best! I’ll always remember my birthday party because of her! I think of her often.
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What a lady! :)

September 5, 2012

I worked with Dee about 17 years ago at Ball seed.

She taught me alot of things from proper catering set up (she about had a heart attack when I told her I use disposable ware for holidays!), NOT to mix chemicals, paying attention to how much coin is being dropped into our "honor system" bowl at the register, setting up a salad bar in lightening speed, making GREAT desserts & always NOT wanting your boss to do your job when you where on vacation.

I think of her often through out the years & I am sorry to hear of her passing, my thoughts & prayers go out to her family & friends ~ I am honored to have known her

R.I.P. Dee! xoxooxox

My friend Dee!

July 18, 2012

Kathy's MOM and my son Rick's mother-in-law.
She welcomed me into her family with open arms no question asked!!
Not too many people can say their kids in-laws can have a great time together.
The Tan-Tar-A trips to Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks were the best!  Dee and Paul would get an estate home for all the clan, which included their children and their families, and friends.  Several had boats and we could be out on the lake all day long and into the evening.  Stopping at different bars along the way. The place that will always stick with me is Big Dick's Halfway Inn.  All the gang kept telling me was drinking a minnow was the way to go and sweet potato fries.  I loved the fries, but no drinking a minnow, which I believe most the fellows did not sure if Dee did. Lots of fun!!!
All her parties were over the top!!! 
She produced some wonderful and caring children.  Tony, Chris, Paula, and Kathy are the best ever! We share the best ever grandchildren, Rowan and Felicity.
Thanks Dee for being so generous, fun, and caring.  I will love you forever and miss you.
Your buddy, 
Joyce
One more thing!  Dee was Paul's bride.  He called her that so often.  I thought that was so neat. 

Class, class, class!

July 10, 2012

I knew Dee through my friends Paula and Dave Porter. She was always very nice and warm to me and I enjoyed her company. She brought a certain class to any gathering I was at with her. She had more class than the Queen of England. There are going to be some real nice parties up in Heaven now that Dee is there to run things.

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