The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 24, 2012

Brenda Kerst


DANVILLE — Brenda Kerst, 48, of Danville, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.

She was born April 29, 1964, to Robert L. and Mary I. (Silberer) Kerst in Danville.

Brenda is survived by her life partner, Alyce Marion of Danville; son, William (Mariah) Dodge of Milroy, Ind.; grandchildren, Brandy Jo, Michael and Katlyn Dodge, also of Milroy, Ind.; two brothers, Robert E. Kerst of Tilton and Ronald C. Kerst of Georgetown; one sister, Shirley (Rick) Davis of Danville; nephews, Jeffery and John Murdock and Mike Pryor; nieces, Tammy Coon and Alysha Trammell; great-nephews, Ethan Kincade, Jeffery, John and Tristin Murdock, Daniel Carlock, Tyrus and Zaine Trammell; great-nieces, Karsyn Coon, Audrey Murdock, Alize Thomas and Skyla Trammell; and her special friend, Walter Creamer, of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David L. Kerst; and several loved ones.

Brenda graduated from Danville High in 1982. She was a member of the Westville Gun Club and enjoyed spending time outdoors shooting and fishing. She was an accomplished woodworker who had a passion for animals that was nearly as great as her love for her family.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Brenda at noon Friday, Oct. 26, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with Pastor Dave Rumley of the First Assembly of God Church in Danville officiating. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.

Memorials can be made in Brenda’s name to her family.

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