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Vernon A. Bertrand


September 5, 2019

Vernon A. Bertrand

Vernon A. Bertrand, age 94, passed away in the comfort of his own home on August 29, 2019. He was born on the family farm in Kankakee County, near Bonfield, Illinois, on June 23, 1925 to the late Leroy and Rhea (Martin) Bertrand. Vern attended school in Bonfield and graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Kankakee, where he met Elizabeth Messier. They married on October 12, 1946. Following high school, Vern served in the US Army Air Corps. He later started a radio and TV repair shop in Chicago, and then moved to Wheeling, Illinois, where he worked for TeleMation, a closed-circuit T...

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