|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1929|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 2000|
Donald C. Bertelson, 70, of Downsville died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
Don was born June 22, 1929 in the Town of Dunn to William and Ethel (Johnson) Bertelson. After graduating from Durand High School in 1947, Don moved to Racine where he worked for the J.I. Case Company. He served with the U.S. Air Force for two years as a radar operator in Bangor, Maine. After his military service, Don returned to Racine and worked for J.I. Case Company until his retirement in 1982.
On Sept. 12, 1953, Don married the former Arlene Brinkmann in Racine where the couple lived until his retirement when they returned to Downsville. Don was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie; he also enjoyed hunting.
Don is survived by his brother, Leonard (Betty) Bertelson of Menomonie; five nieces and nephews, Diane Stevens of Stillwater, Minn; Rita (Randy) Smith of Menomonie; David Bertelson of Eau Claire; and David Bertelson and Kurt (Debbie) Bertelson, both of Waukesha; great-nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Arlene in April 1999, and a brother, George.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn with a Flag Presentation by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.
Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.
Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000
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