Donald W. Bertram

September 19, 1932 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 87)


Donald W. Bertram

            Donald W. Bertram, 87, lifelong resident of Hibbing died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.  He was born on September 19, 1932 to Adolph and Della (Paulley) Bertram in Penobscot Location.  Donald attended Hibbing Schools and later was employed with Hibbing Taconite.  Donald enjoyed time with his family, gardening and photography. 

            He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Mike) Vlatkovich, Hibbing, his nieces and nephews, Scott Vlatkovich, RSM, CA, Jeff (Renee Wells) Vlatkovich, Hibbing, Jody Vlatkovich, Chisholm, MN, and Tara & Christian Vlatkovich, Hibbing, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Elmer Bertram, and sister, Geraldine Castagneri.

            Per Donald’s request, there will be a private memorial service held at Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing at a later date.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.


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