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Mrs. Pearl Sater Obituary


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“Mrs. Sater was my favorite Teacher at Dexter elementary . She was always very patient and understanding and a very good teacher. I will never forget...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: patty (kolle) Kirby - Perrysburg, OH

“It must be very rare in this day and age to remember your dad's cousin. The name Cookie was always pronounced with love and respect. My mom, I...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Medina - Rehovot, Israel

“So glad we got to have lunch with Cookie when we were in Evansville. I had no idea it would be the last time. As always, she was sharing how much the...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Paula Ress - Kailua, HI

“My heart goes out to you all, I remember how special a lady she always was and how much she meant to everyone. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Raymond Cleary - Chelsea, MI

“Karen and Laurie, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. I will always remember good times spent at the Sater's while in third...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Jama Hottenstein - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Karen,Laurie, Kenny and your families: To know Cookie was to love her. Even as a younger cousin and when I broke her favorite doll, she never...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Ilene Judge - Simi Valley, CA

“The smile would immediately welcome you, and Cookie' goodness and interest in you are the unique qualities that leave memories. My late husband...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Myrna Goldsmith - Hoffman Estates, IL

“My sincere condolences to the Sater family for the loss of Ms. Pearl Sater and especially to Ken Goldberg, with whom I work with. May your loved one...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Marc Aguila - Chicago, IL

“How do you begin to write about a women who was so amazing in every way? Her name couldn't be anymore appropriate..."Cookie". My aunt Cookie was...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Alison Hinchey - IL

“Cookie always had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She will be missed by her family and extended family. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Frank/Martha Hinchey - Delaware, OH

“Karen, I'm so sorry about your mom. She was a great lady. I'm sorry I missed the showing. Vicki ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Thurgood Hubert - IN

“I wanted to send my condolences on behalf of the Trimble family. Sincerely, Jeffrey Trimble ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Trimble - San Diego, CA

“Mrs. Sater was my favorite teacher. I was her student at Dexter and then at Washington. I remember her calling me to ask if I would help her set up...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Angela Madden Wilson - Evansville, IN

“I spent many hours in the home of Stan and Cookie Sater during the 1960's and 70's. Not only was Cookie the mom of my best friend, Karen, but I had...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Paula Hall - Lebanon, IN

“My prayers and sympathy go the the family of Mrs. Sater. As my 6th grade teacher at Fairlawn Grade School, Mrs. Sater made learning exciting and...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Zona Sharp Morgan - Darmstadt, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family of Mrs. Sater. I was a student of her's at Washington Middle School and thought she was amazing....Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Sara Sovern - Chesterfield, MO

“We shared many memories, good times and bad...Cookie and Stan will always be in our hearts. Our love and sorrow are with you. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Sandy and Stan Trockman - FL

“I am among the many Dexter Elementary alumni with fond and warm memories of Mrs. Sater's English classes. I recall an assignment to write letters to...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Stephen Witte - Darmstadt, IN

“I was so sorry to read in the paper about Cookie's passing. I played in her poker group for a while and enjoyed her friendliness and sense of humor....Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Bruner - Evansville, IN

“My most sincerely condolences to the Goldberg/Sater family . I am the personal assistant to her brother (Ken Goldberg) and I met cookie a few years...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Bernice Montesinos - Chicago, IL

“To the family my prayers are with you all.Mrs.Sater was my english teacher at Dexter I loved how she made learning fun .And that made me want to work...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: rita johnson - indianapolis, IN

“Condolences to Cookie's family and friends. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting and interviewing Cookie about her special friendship with her...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Parri Black - Evansville, IN


Mrs. Pearl "Cookie" (Goldberg) Sater, 77, passed away April 13, 2009, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville, Ind.

She was born in East Chicago, Ind., a graduate of Washington High School in June 1949. Cookie was a graduate of Indiana University in 1952, having graduated in three years with honors. She began teaching in Gary, Ind. Cookie married Stan Sater in January 1953 and moved to Evansville where she continued teaching in the Evansville Vanderburgh School corporation. She took a leave of absence for ten years to raise her three children. In 1964, her six-year-old son, Randy, died suddenly of an aneurysm. Cookie returned to teaching in 1965, teaching first at Fairlawn, then Dexter, and finally Washington Middle School. While at Dexter School, she did a Compensatory Reading program for the U.S. government. She completed her Master's Degree from I.U., Purdue and the University of Evansville in 1970. Cookie also accumulated ten-plus post graduate hours and completed her Reading Specialist's license. She had a lifetime teaching license which is no longer available to teachers. She retired in 2001 due to illness, after thirty-five years of teaching.

Cookie was a life member of Indiana University, life member of NEA, ISTA, and ETA. She was president of Adath B'nai Israel Temple Sisterhood for two years and a volunteer for the Literacy Center. Cookie was included in the Who's Who of American Teachers multiple times.

She is survived by daughters, Karen Colbert and husband, Steve, of Hillsborough, Calif., Laurie Hannan and husband, Jon, of Batavia, Ill.; grandchildren, Ryanne and Brandon Colbert, and Jenny and Nikki Hannan; and brother, Ken Goldberg and wife, Harline.

Cookie was preceded in death by her son, Randy, in 1964, and her husband, Stan, in 2000.

Graveside services will be held following the visitation at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, North First Avenue, with Rabbi Helen Bar-Yaacov officiating.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Youth First, 3420 East Morgan Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715, Lillian Sater Library Fund at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road, Evansville, IN 47715, or the EVSC Foundation for Literacy, 1 S. E. 9th Street, Evansville, IN 47708.

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