Daniel J. Berra

December 11, 1940April 3, 2012

Berra, Daniel J., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Beloved father of Debra (Tony) Vankirk, Mark (Amy), and Joseph (Maria). Dear son of the late John J. and Anna E. (nee Pedroli) Berra, brother of the late John Robert Berra and Maryann (Louis) Sternitzky. Loving companion of Barbara Gervais. Dear uncle of Maria (John) Ducharme. Dear nephew, uncle, brother in-law, cousin, and friend. Beloved grandfather to Joseph, William, Samuel, Emilia and Dominic. Dear great-uncle to Olivia and Jackson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Ambrose Church, Diabetes Association or de Greef Hospice House. Dan had a zest for life and a laugh that was infectious. His passions were family, food, music, fishing, hunting, golfing and a good cigar. He was loved and considered a friend by many and that was reflected by his many names: Danny, Yogi, Dancing Bear, Cuz, Pops, PaPa and Unc. He was a member of the St. Louis Bocce Club and the Rollo-Calcaterra American Legion Post 15. Funeral from CALCATERRA FUNERAL HOME, Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:30 A.M. to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Wilson and Marconi, for Mass at 10:00 A.M. The interment will follow with full Military Honors in Resurrection Cemetery. Place memories and condolences at Visitation at Calcaterra Monday 4-9.


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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May 3, 2012

I already miss Dan so much. My golfing partner and just going to lunch were so very special to me. We had so many laughs together. He is greatly missed
Richard (Nunzio )

Ron Fellure

April 20, 2012

Sorry to hear of Dan's passing he was a great friend and I loved making his special fishing worms with him. He was always there to help no matter what you needed.

April 10, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were always happy to see Dan come down to the lake to fish--especially if we needed rain! Godspeed, Dan, and peace to your family. Bill and Bonnie Jeune, Pittsburg, Mo.

Kate Jones

April 9, 2012

Deb, Tony, Joe and Will,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your father/grandfather sounds like such a special man! His lessons are obvious through your family dynamic, your wonderful sense of humor, and your appreciation for other people. I wish you healing and love!

Judy Sack

April 8, 2012

Dear Barb & Berra Family,

Our hearts are full of sorrow for your lost. Barb is a dear friend of ours and
we were blessed to share some great times with them and as my husband says,
some good "Jack & Cigar". Dan, you brought happiness to our friend, you made her smile again, we thank you and we will miss you. Love, Bob & Judy Sack

Milton Mantler

April 8, 2012

Danny was my next door neighbor and playmate on Dugan Avenue. Sorry to hear of his passing.

April 8, 2012

I will miss my very dear friend. Our many days of playing golf or just doing lunch. The many laughs we had together will give me many good memories. I will miss Dan very,very much-------.
Richard ( Nunzio or as Dan would call me------Nunze)

Tom and Rose Little

April 5, 2012

Debbie and Family we send our condolences, Dan was a great friend, Pomme won't be the same without him. I will truly miss his laughter and friendship.

April 4, 2012

Deb , You were blessed to have a relationship like you had with your dad....That will never end, it's in your heart forever....You are in my thought's & prayer's.....Thinking of you & your family..Joann Brown