Subject: Mary Satter

Mary Satter
Our dear Pilgrim friend Mary Satter, wife of John Satter, passed away this past Monday.   The Satters have been amazing witnesses to God's love and generosity throughout their lives, and they left a tremendous impact on Pilgrim, most recently making the founding gift of $25,000 to the Maring School Endowment Fund.

Her life will be celebrated this coming Monday, October 24th:
10 a.m. Visitation
11 a.m. Funeral
Reception to Follow

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Rd
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone 847-446-8335

May God surround her husband John, their six children, and all the bereaved with comfort and the hope of the resurrection!

Written by Pastor Joann Post of Ascension:
Dear Friends, Monday afternoon our sister Mary Satter died peacefully in her home. Her beloved husband John and sons George and Stephen were at her side. She was 78 years old. Mary was first diagnosed with cancer eight years ago, and again three years ago. But neither cancer nor its treatment dimmed her spirit. She was unfailingly joyous and generous, determined and durable. In every photograph of her, Mary is smiling, enjoying great adventures with her children and grandchildren. In word and action she was hopeful, insightful, gracious and kind. And always a snappy dresser.

The much-loved only child of parents who were also only children, Mary’s own family grew exponentially when she and John married 42 years ago. Mary and her sons made a home with John and his four children Stephanie, Jennifer, John and Stewart. Over the years, the family grew in love and in number to include spouses and significant others, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and countless friends who are as dear as family.

Her expansive spirit made her an integral part of our congregation, and of other charitable and philanthropic organizations. She will be missed by many.

Please join me in giving thanks for Mary’s life of intention and faith, for a peaceful death, and for the assurance of an eternal home with Jesus Christ, whom she trusted and served all her life.