Jan. 25, 1942-Sept. 7, 2013
MINNEOTA – Mass of Christian Burial for Nicholas “Nick” Francis Bertamus, 71, of Minneota will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by Minneota American Legion Post 199 and Minneota VFW. Burial will be at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery.
Nick died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Minneota.
Nicholas “Nick” was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Collis to Aloysius and Armella (Nosbouch) Bertamus. He was baptized in Collis. He graduated from Canby High School. He joined the United States Army in 1964. He stayed on the farm and helped his parents farm by St. Leo. Then he worked at the Marshall Produce for many years. Then he worked at Tholen Auto Sales and drove semi, hauling used Schwans trucks all over the United States.
On June 18, 1971, he married Donna Blomme. With that marriage they had two sons, Timothy and Terrance. Nick enjoyed playing cards. He loved to bake, watch sports and spend time with his two grandchildren. Brendan and Lilie were truly Nick’s world.
His love, generosity and kindness will be greatly missed by his family.
He is survived by his two sons, Timothy and Terrance (and Tanna); his grandchildren Lilie and Brendan, all of Minneota; sister, Ann Fier of Taunton, sisters-in-law, Cleo Bertamus of Madison, Rosie Bertamus of Farmington; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two brothers, Al and Clayton Bertamus, nephew, Dean Bertamus.
May God bless Nick’s memory.