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Roger Bertram
February 6, 1947 - May 28, 2015

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. 


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Lisa Baych on June 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to the entire Bertram family. Roger and I worked together for many years. He was a beautiful man and a great friend. I will miss him dearly
Karen (Coffman) Kelly on June 6, 2015 at 9:09 AM said:

I too was a member of the Grundy Center High School class of 1965 and graduated with "Bertie". I remember his wonderful sense of humor, his love of athletics and his friendship. We will miss him at our 50th reunion in July. Sincere condolences to his family.
sharondumont on June 5, 2015 at 8:24 PM said:

sorry to hear about your father death.
Ann (Hanson) Hardel on June 3, 2015 at 5:21 PM said:

May the memories of your dad and brother bring you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Roger was a friend and classmate of mine from the GCHS Class of 1965. He made our school a better place with his humor and fun personality. We cheered for him as a top Spartan athlete, especially on the football field. We will miss him dearly at our 50th class reunion this year.
Beth Thompson on June 2, 2015 at 7:32 PM said:

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad and brother. I was a friend and classmate of Roger's from the Class of '65. I remember him as a great football player, number 32. He will be missed by many.
Bob Colin. on June 2, 2015 at 5:24 PM said:

My condolences go out to Roger's family. I was a classmate of Roger's from the Class of 1965 GCHS. I and others had been trying to track Roger down for our 50th class reunion. Our reunion is in July and many fond memories of Roger will be discussed. Roger had a beat sense of humor and will be missed by his fellow classmates .

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