December 11, 2020

Susan Stutheit

It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Susan Stutheit, ASID.  Beloved sister, loved dog mother of the most loved fur babies and dear friends.

She was the daughter of Doris and Ralph born June 26, 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska where she lived her entire life.  Susan received her BFA degree from the University of Nebraska, where she met great friends as a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

She was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and was admired and respected for her talent and skill for combining new and old in her designs, there wasn’t an animal print she didn’t like.  She loved sheath dresses as much as fancy cascading flowing garments highlighted with her signature collection of accessories.  She loved lunch at the Country Club with a salad and a cucumber vodka cocktail.  She lived for the hunt of design gems and loved the adventure of helping her clients design their dream spaces.

We will forever remember her laugh so often followed by her OMG words.  Susan is survived by her sisters, Jane E. Snow, MD and Deidra Wilson, brother in law, Marvin, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She had several dear friends who eased her pain in her final days.  She will be greatly missed. When you find a feather, it is a sign she is with you. Her words of wisdom could be used in any situation, “ If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing what your interior designer told you to do the first time.” 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan Stutheit Estate in care of Wyuka, 3600 “O” Street for medical expenses and her favorite charities.

Services will be held at Wyuka on Monday at 1 PM.  Susan’s admirers will wear fabulous animal prints, flashy jewelry, and bright red lipstick.

Service may be viewed by live-stream:


  1. Susan made my life and my home a beautiful place. As I walk through my house, I will see memories of her design everywhere. As I travel through my mind, I will have the same wonderful memories of a great, classy lady. I’ll miss you, Susan!

  2. The aura in the design community is a little less bright today. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Susan’s enthusiasm for fashion and design will be missed by all that she touched.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I met her at Sutter Place Mall & we had so many fun moments together. Rest in peace my friend❤️

  4. Susan and I worked together on many window treatment projects over the years—from Armstrong Furniture days up through this year. Her excellant design sense was evident in every facet of her life. For all the stye and flare she displayed on the outside, she was rock solid in her values with a great deal of common sense. As an accomplished designer, Susan had supreme confidence in her talents and abilities and projected a unique aura which those close to her will remember when we think of her. She always gave credit to her supporting team members on a job well, Susan was super fun to spend time with and made people feel good about themselves. Truly a sincere and fine person. Fare well, friend.

  5. Rest in Peace Susan. We were friends in elementary school, and I spent time playing at her house. We did Campfire Girls together. Sweet memories of our youth. God Bless.

  6. I became friends with Susan after my cousin passed away. She was his best friend. She took care of his house and pets when he was in the hospital. After he passed, she was instrumental in making sure his beloved dog was delivered to me in Colorado. She had a kind, caring heart. We had such wonderful talks. Susan, I miss you already!

  7. Susan was an inspiring designer and I was lucky to work beside her and ;earn from her early on in my career. She had an amazing spirit and an infectious laugh. Truly a loss.


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