Sue Estelle Krizman

July 15, 1932March 4, 2021

Sue Estelle Krizman, 88, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on March 4, 2021. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.

Sue Estelle Krizman was born on July 15, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. She was a loving mother/wife, an avid sports enthusiast, accomplished tennis player, and lifelong golfer. Her family moved frequently growing up giving her the opportunity to play tennis in many different parts of the country at a time when young girls were not encouraged to play sports. She attended Kansas State University where she completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts while a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Sue joined the marketing department of Katz Pharmacy in Kansas City and is credited with designing the Katz logo. She married her husband Don in 1957 and moved to Nall Hills area in Overland Park making it their lifelong home. She had a lifelong enjoyment of golf and social engagement at Brookridge Country Club where she was a founding member. Sue was very active in the Kansas City tennis scene where she organized, hosted, and operated local and national youth tennis tournaments for over 25 years. As a result she was elected to the United States Tennis Association (Missouri Valley Section) Hall of Fame in 2016.

Sue was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Burke, her father Edward Burke, her brother Patrick Burke, and her husband of 50 years Donald Krizman.

She is survived by her two sons and spouses David and Deb Krizman, Garth and Jenny Krizman, and seven grandchildren Zachary, Sophie, Nina, Sam, Anna, Walker, and Michael.


  • Dorothy Burke, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward Burke, Father (deceased)
  • Patrick Burke, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Krizman, Husband of 50 years (deceased)
  • David Krizman (Deb Krizman), Son
  • Garth Krizman (Jenny Krizman), Son
  • Sue is also survived by her seven grandchildren Zachary, Sophie, Nina, Sam, Anna, Walker, and Michael.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021


Sue Estelle Krizman

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Angie Hawkins

July 23, 2021

Garth & David and family,
I remember your mom's encouraging smile! She and your dad, Don, had a relaxed welcoming way about them, and a great sense of fun. My prayers for eternal rest and comfort to family and friends.
Angie Hawkins

Bonnie Mahood

March 15, 2021

We were sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! I was a Chi Omega sorority sister of your mom. She was such a fun sister to have! My husband Bill was a Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brother of your dad, Don. Your dad was also a fraternity brother of my brother, Paul Marti. I am glad I could remain in contact with your mom through our small Chi O, K-State alum group after I moved to Kansas City! Thoughts and prayers for you and your families!
Bill and Bonnie Mahood

Terry Miller

March 14, 2021

David and Garth, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Sue was a lovely lady in which I spent many hours helping with tennis tournaments. I always enjoyed talking to and working with Sue.
I know this is not easy but time will help to easy the pain. Always remember the good times you had as a family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Terry Miller


March 8, 2021

Condolences for your loss. We had such a good time with your Mom at Brookridge Country Club playing golf and enjoying social events. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sincerely, Ila Mae Pappas

Marilyn Harrison

March 8, 2021

Garth and David my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember your mom as someone who had a passion for life and looked for the fun it provided. She was so helpful in guiding me in keeping my boys involved in sports competition, particularly Dan. She lived a full life and may the beautiful memories help the void she leaves. God bless always!
Marilyn Harrison

Marilyn Crews

March 7, 2021

Sue and I were friends from K-State days and shared an apartment during our first jobs at Hallmark. She was always a fun and delightful friend for all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will be greatly missed.

Jean Hunter

March 7, 2021

Don and Sue had Chiefs season tickets with Jean and DeWayne Hunter in the very early days before Arrowhead was built. Sue taught me football. We also housed a pony Don won on some land we rented. Boys do you remember that ornery pony?

Errol and Cissy copilevitz

March 7, 2021

Living on Walmer was so much fun, and your parents were a big part of that fun. I am sure your Mom and Dad were proud of their boys and even prouder to be grandparents. Condolences to David and Garth. We are thinking about you in the time of your loss.

Cissy and Errol Copilevitz