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 Joseph William Bertram

Joseph William Bertram

Birth
Canada
Death 6 Apr 2004 (aged 79)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot X_4_134_1E
Memorial ID 62718660 · View Source
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ST. GEORGE, UT - Joseph William Bertram III, 79, husband, grandfather, PaPa to 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in St. George, Utah.
He was born January 18, 1925 in Winnipeg, Canada to Joseph Bertram Jr. and Martha Blok Bertram. He married June Hillam, his childhood friend and sweetheart, on November 22, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Joseph's parents immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was 10 months old. Since his parents were born and raised in Holland, he learned to speak Dutch before he learned English.
As a young Deacon he often passed the Sacrament to President Heber J. Grant who lived in his ward. He would go to Sacrament Meeting early so he could sit in the right spot to get the assignment to pass to him.
During the depression he helped his father raise rabbits in their garage so they would have meat to eat.
Music was a great part of his life. He learned to play the violin when he was 10 years old and was the concert master in the Junior and Senior High orchestras. He taught himself to play the piano, guitar, trumpet and enjoyed playing the organ at his home and in church.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was on a Landing Craft Infantry ship in the Pacific theater of the war. When the war was over, he went to the University of Utah. He graduated in 1949 in Speech and English and in 1959 he got his Masters degree in Speech Pathology. He taught in Elementary and Secondary Schools and directed a singing chorus of 5th and 6th graders in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Joe and June were always involved in drama and wrote, directed and participated in many plays and skits.
Joseph was a devoted father and loved his children with a passion. He was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions of leadership including, Bishop of the Saugus First Ward in Saugus, California.
He is survived by his wife, June, and two sons, Lee (Marklyn) and Brad (Leslie), and a brother, Leonard. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kassy (Robert) Westwood.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 9, 2004, 10:30 a.m., Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Visitations will be on Thursday, April 8, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, April 9, 9:15-10:15 a.m., prior to the services, both at the mortuary. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday, April 10, 11 a.m., Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Ave. and N Street, Salt Lake City, Utah under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary (435) 673-4221. Condolences may be sent through our website at a href=http://www.metcalfmortuary.com."www.metcalfmortuary.com./a

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: April 8, 2004


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph William Bertram (18 Jan 1925–6 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718660, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .