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Harold J. Bertrand

Harold J. Bertrand

Harold J. Bertrand, age 87, of 4728 Woodland Trail, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1929 in Irwin, IL the son of Henry & Olive M. (Feller) Bertrand. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in Kankakee, IL. He married Marilyn Jean Mathy on February 27, 1954 in St. Peter's Church in Clifton, IL. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2016. Mr. Bertrand worked for the Ford Motor Company in the Tractor Division as a Zone Sales Manager. That was the only job he ever had, working for Ford for over 42 years and retiring on April 1, 1991.

Mr. Bertrand was a member of the Church of St. Peter in Quincy. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, coached in the Quinsippi Soccer League, volunteered at Blessing Hospital and was a former member of the St. Francis Parish Board and the CYO Board. Mr. Bertrand greatly enjoyed following his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sports and other activities. He also followed QND and QU Sports.

Harold is survived by:
His children, Dan (Kelly) Bertrand, Marengo, IL; Barb (Ferd) Niemann, Quincy; Brian Bertrand, Springfield, IL; Jeff (Lynne) Bertrand, Bloomington, IL; and Tom (Michelle) Bertrand of Rochester, IL;
Seventeen grandchildren, Brock, Bailey, Brooke and Beau Bertrand; Kailee (Frank) Flesch; Ferd (Angela) Niemann; Blake, Brett and Alexis (fiancé David Kirner) Niemann; Morgan, Shannon, Parker, Mitchell and Drake Bertrand; Capt. Nathan Bertrand, Erica and Connor Bertrand.
Seven great-grandchildren, Addie, Tripp, Stone, Finley & Cheney Flesch; Anthony & Margaret Niemann;
One Sister: Marge (Pat) O' Connor
Sister in law: Dorothy Riebe
Brothers in law: Edward Mathy and Bill Green.
Many nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Harold was also preceded in death by: his parents, four brothers: Leonard, Roman, Raynold and Henry Bertrand; three sisters: Viola Provost, Dorothy Granger and Beryl Schmidt. Two daughters: Deborah Sue and Mary Elizabeth in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Peter by the Monsignor Leo Enlow. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Quincy Notre Dame Foundation for the Harold and Marilyn Bertrand Scholarship or to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
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From:
Gloria mosley
NChas, SC
Comments:
Dear Bertrand family,
At this most difficult time I hope you'll accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and I'd like to share where I found help at such a time as this when this enemy death took my entire family. I found this help in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my family again. I wanted to share this with you at this most difficult time when hope and comfort is needed hoping this will help you also in some way at this difficult time for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time. Please feel free to let me know if it has at gloriamosley@hotmail.com and please know that I do share your grief and hope to hear from you.
Sincerely GM,
From:
Lynette and Duane Gray
Ocala, FL
Comments:
We send our Bertrand family our Deepest Sympathy, love, thoughts and prayers, Uncle Harold will be missed HUGS to you all
From:
Jenny Stine
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Brian,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Jenny Stine
From:
Todd Jenkins
Auburn, IL
Comments:
Tom
So sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers are with you and your family!

Todd Jenkins
From:
Pam Pettit Shepard
Bloomignton, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. May your memories bring you comfort.
From:
Joanne (Powers) & Jeff Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To Brian & entire family sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
It is with a sad heart that read the news. Your entire family are such great people and good friends. Many of you helped me throughout my career. I will pray that HE brings you the strength you need to get through the tough moments ahead....and that HE will fill your hearts and memories with only the good memories you shared with Harold. God Bless.
From:
Rita Shekelton
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Prayers and thoughts are with your families during this most difficult time. Your Mom and Dad will be reunited again in time for their anniversary celebration. With sympathy.
From:
Lennie Bertrand
Watseka, IL
Comments:
Uncle Butch close LEASHwas a great guy...Always full of laughter and fun
From:
Toni Wudtke
Bloomington, IL
Comments:
Very sorry for your loss. Sending peace and hugs to all of your family.
From:
Cassandra Merideth
Rochester, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with the Bertrand family and extended family through this time of remembrance, loss, and love.