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Rev Charles Estel Bertram
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Birth: May 10, 1929
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 2010
Delaware County
Indiana, USA

Son of Joseph Austin "Joe A." Upchurch Bertram and Nona Heath Bertram.

Muncie - Reverend Charles Estel Bertram got to see what heaven is really like on August 13, 2010, he was 81. ~ He was born May 10, 1929, in Forbes [Forbus], Tennessee to Joe and Nona Bertram. Charlie was the fifth of ten children.
He is survived by his sister, Sue Yarborough (husband-Bobby); daughter, Nona Garringer, (husband-Rodney); sons, Charles W. Bertram and Leslie A. Bertram (wife-Karen); seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Charlie was an extraordinary man. He was a giving man who never met a stranger. He began as a musician for a local band, served in the United States Army during the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War, was in law enforcement, and served the Lord as a Nazarene minister for over 36 years spending the last 22 at Forest Park Nazarene Church. He was a foster parent and also a CASA representative. Charlie was a kind, chatty, giving man who was unconditionally loved by his family. The Lord gave the world a wonderful gift when He created Charlie, and answered his prayers when He reunited him with his beloved Joan.
Like the sands of time you will forever run
Gently through our loving hearts.
Forever blessed are the gates of heaven
When they called you to your home.
Reunited you are with angels you lost
The wife you always adored.
We will forever love you and miss you so much
Until reunited with you.
We'll see you then with the wings you have worn
Concealed within your heart.
Services will be held 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at Parson Mortuary with Pastor's Scott and Earlene Lamperd officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Parson Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010, or one hour prior to time of service on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Obit published Sunday, 8-15-10 in Muncie StarPress. 
Family links: 
  Joe Austin Upchurch/ Bertram (1893 - 1978)
  Nona May Heath Bertram (1901 - 1959)
  Opal Joan Arnold Bertram (1933 - 2002)*
  Kathy Jo Bertram (1954 - 1954)*
  William Russell Bertram (1923 - 2001)*
  Ila JO Bertram Dudley (1924 - 1999)**
  Burness Lou Bertram Oliver (1925 - 2006)*
  Charles Estel Bertram (1929 - 2010)
  Ima Jean Beal (1937 - 1969)**
*Calculated relationship
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Anna Schultheis Bertram
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
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Rev Charles Estel Bertram
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- Anna Schultheis Bertram
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
Served in the U.S. Army during the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War
- Jane
 Added: Feb. 2, 2013
Every Easter I think of you and how we used to sing He Lives at Forrest Park Church of the Nazarene. How you used to give my husband a hard time, but taught him things that otherwise he would have never known how to do. Love and miss you bunches Uncle cha...(Read more)
- Renee Bertram
 Added: Apr. 21, 2011
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