The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 22, 2013

Mildred Russian Sterner


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mildred Russian Sterner, 88, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence.

She was born March 30, 1924, in Westville, to John and Mary (Rigo) Russian.

Mildred “Mim” worked as a secretary for General Electric in Danville. She also worked as a Pink Lady at Bloomington Hospital for several years. Mim loved kids and always enjoyed their company.

Surviving family members include her husband, Walt Sterner of Bloomington, Ind.; sisters, Katherine Suchaczewski of Mahomet, Evelyn Coleman of Veedersburg, Ind., Theresa Kramer of Danville and Rosalie Bennett of Westville; and one brother, Donald Russian of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Suzanna Rush, Margaret Majercin, Mary Marjonovich and Sister M. Edmund, O.S.F.; and brother, John Russian.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 25, at Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Ind. There will be a gathering one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bell Trace Rehabilitation Center in Mim’s name.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to

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