Roger Allen Bertram, age 68, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday May 28, 2015 at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. There will be a graveside service at 11 AM on August 15, 2015 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.
Roger was born on February 6, 1947 in Appleton, Minnesota, the son of Alton Francis and Cora Lenora (Chilson) Bertram. He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1965. He joined the United States Navy soon after high school and was in the Vietnam War. He worked as a maintenance man most of his life.
Roger is survived by his children: Scott Bertram of Massachusetts, Shawn (Susan) Bertram of Connecticut, Shannon (George) Lops of Connecticut, Stacy Bertram of Massachusetts, Kelly (Robert) DeLgaudio of Rhode Island, Kriston Bertram of Massachusetts and Cora Bertram of Oelwein; sisters: Ruth Reagan of Oelwein, Liz (Gordon) Reints of California, Sandy Gibbs of Conrad, Iowa and Becky Cack of Arizona; and a brother Bill (Dena) Bertram of Dike, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Cora; 2-brothers, Rick and Terry; and 2-sisters, Sarah and Mary.