RACINE - Mr. Michael R. Bertram, 66, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. A lifelong resident of Racine, he was born on September 15, 1944, the son of Robert and Rose (nee: Borup) Bertram. They preceded him in death. He attended Washington Park High School. Mr. Bertram served his country with the United States Army. While stationed in Alaska, he met the love of his life, Alice Wells. They married on January 9, 1965. Mr. Bertram retired from Govednik Automotive Transmission Specialists as a Sales Manager. He was an avid golfer, who also enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. He especially treasured his daily caretaking of his three-year- old granddaughter, Ava. Mr. Bertram loved life and valued everyone he knew. He will be dearly missed. His survivors include his wife, Alice; his daughters, Cynthia (Jeffrey) McCarrier, both of Racine, and Michelle Schoettler; his son, Jesse Bertram, both of Kenosha; grandchildren, Jason and Ava; sisters, Nancy (George) Schultz and Deborah (Richard) Hitzelberger, both of Racine; brother- in-law, Ray (Carolyn) Wells of Anchorage, Alaska; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Doris Maxim. A Celebration of his Life and Funeral service will take place at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3319 Washington Avenue, on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Alice Horton officiating. An interment service will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langen- dorf Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 4 p.m. for a visitation. There will also be a visitation in the church on Monday from 10 until 11 a.m. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Road 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times on Dec. 2, 2010