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“Dear Don and NancyPlease accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.May god give the entire family the strength and courage in these difficult...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Amit Jain - Friend

“Kirsten, Mitchell and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
2 of 42 | Posted by: Sandy Knopoff - Mundelein

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Surber,While I didn't know your son, I can tell just by looking at him that you must have been great parents who gave him a great...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with Jason as a mfg. rep for a number of years and traveled many miles with him. Just found out today he passed away. Always admired his...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Jimmy Moore - Franklin, TN

“We pray you are comforted by the caring people who love both you and Jason. You are in our prayers. We feel blessed to have known Jason and are...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Wendy Dewildt - Poway

“-Sending our thoughts and prayers- ”
6 of 42 | Posted by: Megan Clancy - Glencoe, IL

“Kirsten: my deepest condolences to you, your children and your extended families on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Lisa Labaschin - Long Grove, IL

“Don & Nancy,Our hearts go out to your entire family for your loss. Andrea & I will keep Jason in our prayers at mass this Easter Sunday.Love,The...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Angelo & Andrea Perino

“We wish to share our support for Jason's family and friends as they fill the loss Jason's life with the memories that will live forever. And we...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Dave Andrea - Troy, MI

“Good memories for Bill from Men's Fraternity, as part of Jason's group. Both of us knew Jason as a man of faith, gracious, gentle and a joy to be...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Bill & Judy Slater - Libertyville, IL

“We're so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 42 | Posted by: MaryJane and Andy Wang - IL

“Kirsten, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can find some peace during this time. My very deepest sympathies. Sending you a...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Urbano - sarasota, FL

“The Surber Family, I am very sorry for your loss. There are no words that can comfort you at this time but it will get better and Jason will never...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Irene Nowacki - Employee

“I am so sorry to hear the terrible news of Jason. My heart goes out to you, Kirsten, and your girls; you will be in my prayers. I hope you find...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you & the girls. Jason's spirit lives on and he will forever be with you. ”
15 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa Kabel - Vernon Hills, IL

“Nancy and I were shocked and saddened by this news. Jason was the whole package -- brains, sweetness, humor, and lots more positive nouns I could...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Kirsten- We are very sorry for your loss and your beautiful girls. May your memories carry you through these difficult times.Sorry we cannot be with...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa & Neil Kaufman - IL

“I am sorry for your loss, but I am a better person for getting to know Jason. Jason's faith in the Lord was a beacon of light in a world growing dim....Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: John Crishock - Plymouth, MI

“Our deepest sympathy and love to the entire Surber Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.May Jason find peace and love in Gods loving...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Alexandra Kanavos - Long Grove, IL

“Don and Nancy, You and your son are in our prayers we're sure that he is in heaven looing down on all of us and looking out for you. ”
20 of 42 | Posted by: Bill & Joan Trukenbrod - IL

“My condolences to the Surber and ATF families. Jason was truly one of the nicest of people I've had the pleasure of working for. So sorry to hear of...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Nick Safranek

“To Jason's family and loved ones: Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jason was a very courageous man who fought as hard as he could so...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: John Hayes, MD

“Jason, you were such an amazing human being. Your contagious smile and laugh will be greatly missed. You demonstrated integrity in everything you did...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Nolan - Phoenix, AZ

“Nancy and Don, Though the flame of live has been extinguished, the light of memories will forever live in hearts. Eve and I are so sorry for your...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Skip and Eve Payne - Waterford, MI

“We are deeply saddened by his passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our condolences. Jim Ehrhardt and the employees of...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Jim Ehrhardt & Wrentham Tool Group Employees - MA

“Don & Family,My heart goes out to you at the loss of your son. Virginia PopeFormer AFT EmployeeVirginia Pope ”
26 of 42 | Posted by: Virginia Pope - Mt. Prospect, IL

“Don, Nancy and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Jason's passing. He seems an extraordinary young man and we know he will be missed. Find...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Merle & Steve Rosskam - AZ

“I am so sorry for your loss and extend my sincere condolences to your family. Peace be with you. ”
28 of 42 | Posted by: Robin Gerber

“Jason was and will always remain an inspiration for me. As I close my eyes I remember every one of the beautiful memories we shared at ATF, Kellogg...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Nidheesh Patel - Kellogg friend

“My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Surber Family. I got to know Jason during our years at DePauw, and it is so hard to know we will no longer...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Ann Brumbaugh Prouty - MA

“Deeply sorry for your loss. ”
31 of 42 | Posted by: Sallie Rootberg - Vernon Hills, IL

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL HE WILL BE MISSED ”
32 of 42 | Posted by: Tony & Sandy Wright - MI

“Don and Nancy, I am very sad about your great loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that I will pray for both you and Jason's wife and...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Shirley Grace - Russellville, KY

“He is in Gods hands now . Peace be with you and your family. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: Lucky Rosebrugh - Rose City

“We are so saddened to lose Jason. We hold him in our memories both for what he did and also for the wonderful person he was. Our thoughts go out to...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Linda and Vern Loucks Lake Forest

“I volunteered with Jason in the early childhood department at Christ Church. I also took care of the daughter, Tatum in Sunday School and when Jason...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Jenny Morehouse - Lake Forest, IL

“I reported to Jason for several years before I left ATF in 2007. Jason was always flexible with my schedules, both personally and professionally. I...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Joan Krumsee - Mt. Prospect, IL

“Our hearts are broken for the family such a great loss for Jason family he will always be remember for the kind and gentle man he was Our prayers...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Please know our thoughts and prayers are with Jason and all of your family. Love Mirra,CD & family ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Mirra & CD Dickson - Denver, CO

“It is with deepest sympathy that I hear of Jason's passing. Please accept my condolences and my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family and...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Steen Hansen, President/CEO Bossard - IA

“My prayers are with and for your family ”
41 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy and tom gobernatz

“Sending love and Prayers to you all ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Sandy wright - Rosecity, MI


Jason Russell Surber, 44, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Midwest Paliative and Hospice Care Center in Glenview surrounded by loved ones. He was born Nov. 27, 1970 In Indianapolis, IN and was a resident of Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire and Libertyville for the past 41 years. Jason was a graduate of Stevenson High School, DePauw University, John Marshall Law School and received his MBA from Northwestern University.
Jason was the president of ATF, Inc, chairman of EAFM of Mexico and served on the board of the Industrial Fastener Institute. He was an active member of Christ Church Lake Forest where he was a Sunday School teacher and active with the Men's Fraternity. He was also a member of the Young President's Organization, Exmoor Country Club and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Also, he was a great aficionado of New Orleans music and a published author. He loved being with his wife and daughters, was a former Indian Princess Leader, active with his daughter's sports teams and especially enjoyed taking them on great family trips. Jason touched many lives and inspired us all to be better.
Surviving are his wife Kirsten (nee Ihmels) Surber; 3 children, Addison, Charlotte and Tatum; his parents, Don and Nancy Surber; brothers, Ryan (Christy) Surber and Kyle (Jenn) Surber; Father and Mother-in-law, Bob and Pat Ihmels; Sisters-in-law, Megan (Matt) Simpson and Sarah Ihmels.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Christ Church Lake Forest, 100 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wed. April 1, 2015 at Christ Church. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Memorial contributions can be made to either Christ Church Lake Forest; DePauw University, RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) or Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Arrangements are by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Info: 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.

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Burnett-Dane Funeral Home
120 West Park Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel. (847) 362-3009

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