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Norman Arlo Bertelsen
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1919
Death: Jul. 16, 1981

Norman Arlo Bertelsen, 62, was born Jan 16, 1919, to Hazel and Louis Bertelsen, at their farm home near Battle Creek, Iowa. He attended country school through 8th grade and high school at Cushing, Iowa. He passed away on July 16, 1981. Funeral services were at the First Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek, with Rev. Brad Braley of the Westminister Church of Ida Grove officiating. Burial was in the Mr. Hope Cemetery, Ida County, Battle Creek, Iowa.

He was married to Ferne Schmidt on June 30, 1940, at the age of 21. That same year he began working for Mobil Oil as the tank wagon agent, his occupation for 41 years.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in August of 1943. In January of 1944, he was shipped to the front line at Anzio Beachhead where he was wounded on Feb. 11. After returning to the United States in April, he continued his recovery at O'Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 23, and he and Ferne surprised their families and friends by returning home for Christmas.

In 1952, he and Ferne became parents of a son, Roger.

Norman was active in the community. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church, served several terms on the town council, and a member of the Masonic Order and the American Legion. In addition, he drove school bus for over 30 years, and opened a popular car wash for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ferne; his son, Roger, of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and his grandson, Nick; one brother, Wendell of Sarasota, Fl.; and by a host of relatives, kind friends, and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, by his parents, and by two brothers, Elmer and Louis, Jr. 
Family links: 
  Louis Bryan Bertelsen (1893 - 1974)
  Hazel Twogood Bertelsen (1893 - 1977)
  Roberta Schmidt Bertelsen (1918 - 2011)
  Norman Arlo Bertelsen (1919 - 1981)
  Louis Bertelsen (1925 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek
Ida County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Oct 11, 2008
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Norman Arlo Bertelsen
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 Added: Jan. 9, 2013
Bertelsen, Norman A. --Entered service: July 20, 1943 --Discharged: Dec. 23, 1946-- Anzio Beachhd, injury--
 Added: Apr. 22, 2011

 Added: Mar. 19, 2011

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