The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 27, 2013

Mary Alberta Gatterman


DANVILLE — Mary Alberta Gatterman, 88, of Danville, passed away at 12:52 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, to Michael and Grace (Stark) Kerkes in Danville. Alberta married John H. Gatterman on May 19, 1946, in Danville. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Alberta is survived by her son, John M. (Deanna) Gatterman of Danville and her daughter, Debra L. (Eugene Richard) Miller of Alvin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John and one brother.

A graduate of Danville High School, Alberta worked as a clerical secretary at several offices around Danville before devoting her life to raising her family. She loved her dogs and was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs.

A private celebration of Alberta’s life will be Wednesday, May 1, with Pastor James Blue officiating at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. Following the service, Alberta will be entombed in the Swan Court Mausoleum in Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in Alberta’s name to the Danville Humane Society. Condolences may be left at

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