Sally Ann Berkel, nee Davis, 82, of Belleville, IL, born April 1, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at her residence.
Mrs. Berkel was an administrative secretary at AgriBank, (formerly U.S. Farm Credit Bank), in St. Louis, MO, for 30 years. She was also active in the Belleville Sister City Organization for many years and made many friends during numerous trips to Germany. Sally was a well-known member at Westhaven Bath & Tennis where she spent many pleasurable days with friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard E. Berkel, who died on September 29, 2012; her parents, Stephen and Margaret, nee Peter, Davis; a brother, Donald Davis Sr.; a sister-in-law, Carol Davis; three nephews, William Parrack, David Sikes, and Stephen Woodard; and a great-niece, Kerri Sikes.
Surviving are three nieces, Deanne (Jeff) Bruno,
Linda (Art) Curle,
and Jean (Paul) Buttice;
a nephew, Donald Davis Jr.;
four great-nieces, Lyndsey (Hartman) Brunt,
and Krista (Randy) Clark;
two great-nephews, Jason Schanot and Jesse Parrack;
three great-great-nieces, Kierra Jennings,
Kerri Clark, and Kylie Clark;
four great-great-nephews, Cole Clark,
Cash Rodriguez, Ace Rodriguez,
and Riley Rogles;
other family members, Susan Parrack and Judy Sikes;
and many friends and neighbors.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Sally! She will be sorely missed by all who knew her!!
Robert and Joan Coots, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63017
Rest in peace, dear Sally, a 60+ year friend. All of us in our "group" will miss your infectious laugh and happy way.
Pat Downs, Peoria, Arizona, 85382
We are all so sorry to hear of Sally's passing and express our deepest condolences. Our thoughts go to her family and friends in this most difficult time. Cherish the memories.
Sally has always supported the Sister Cities relationship between Belleville and Paderborn/Germany in a very active and helpful way. Thanks to her for all she has done. We are missing a nice friend.
On behalf of the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Freundeskreis Paderborn – Belleville:
Heiner Sprenkamp, President and Gabi
Wolfgang Stueken, Vice President and Renate
Erwin Schlenger, Treasurer and Uta
Dr. Otmar Allendorf, Honorary Secretary and Helga
, Paderborn, Deutschland, 33100 Paderborn
We are so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. We will miss her and our great times in Florida. Goodbye dear friend. Curt & Barbara Lindauer
Curt Lindauer, New Athens, IL, 62264
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of Sally. I have happy memories of her when we played tennis at the YMCA. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your dear ones.
Rose Marie Fitzgerald, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260
Sally and Rich were our very good friends.We will miss you, Sally.Thanks for your friendship and your year long support of DAFK, the German American Friendship Society.
Bernd Broer Honorary President and Barbara
Bernd Broer, Paderborn, Germany,
I want to express my sympathy to the family of Sally. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Stephanie Schultz, Swansea, IL, 62226
I was so sorry to hear of Sally's passing when I returned to our mutual winter vacation spot in Florida. Although we didn't stay in touch, enjoyed many conversations with her while on holidays, and remember Rich well. My condolence to the family. I will miss our camaraderie.
Heather Moffatt, Bayfield, ON, Canada.
Heather Moffatt, Bayfield, Ontario, N0M 1G0
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