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Mrs. Beatrice E. Bertram, age 91, of Maston Lake, Spencer Township, passed away late Monday morning, October 3, 2005 at Metron of Greenville. The daughter of Eric Axel & Anna Catherine (Rose) Nygren, she was born on Aug. 20, 1914 in Grand Rapids. Prior to her marriage and children, Beatrice had worked as a nurse. On June 4, 1938, in Grand Rapids, she married Ray Bertram, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1993. A devoted wife and mother, she found her greatest joy in spending time with her family. She enjoyed working cross word puzzles.

Surviving are her two children, Carolyn & Frederick Jensen of Danville, Ill., and Alan Ray Bertram of West Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Carrie & Brian Cripe, Matthew Jensen, Pamela & Dean Smith, Jennifer Bertram, Melissa & Mark Brofka, LeAnn Bertram, and Lauren Bertram; two great grandsons, Matthew John Cripe and Carter Smith; and three special nieces and nephews, Jon Wilford, Susan & Bob White, and Ann & Don Bivins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Dr. Harry R. Johnson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Private burial will follow at Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Heart Association are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends this evening (Wednesday) from 6-8 p.m.


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