Alberta Cecelia "Bertie" Teichman
Alberta C. “Bertie” Teichman, 97, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, died at 9:07 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Faith Place at Priaire View Lutheran Home. She was born August 5, 1914 in Springfield, Illinois to Adam Robert and Mary Jane Murphy Heitz. She married Elmer “Bud” Teichman on January 16, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1973.
Survivors include four nephews, Robert and Kenneth Heitz and William and Michael Coughlin; one niece, Elizabeth Denny; twelve great nieces and nephews and twenty-one great great nieces and nephews.
Her parents; husband; four sisters, Eva Jane Coughlin, Mary M. Heitz, Dorothy Heitz and Louise Heitz; two brothers, Robert W. and Kenneth Heitz and one great niece, Stephanie Coughlin preceded her in death.
She was a much loved Aunt, a homemaker and career woman. She was employed as a secretary for ARMCO Steel, Horace Mann Insurance, State of Illinois and S.J. Groves Construction. In 1994 at the age of 80 years, she started a new career as a Homemaker with Home Care Personal Services in Kankakee, Illinois. She was recognized by then Governor George Ryan, for her significant contribution to her community, to the quality of life of others, and to the State of Illinois as a whole, and was inducted into the 1999 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame.
Visitation: 9-10 am, Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Cabrini Church.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Cabrini Church with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Lutheran Home, 403 North 4th Street, Danforth, IL 60930