David “Dave” N. Bertram, age 73,  of Greenwald, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with brain cancer March 26, 2021, at his home in Greenwald.

A Private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Greenwald.

David Bertram was born April 25, 1947,  in Melrose to Nick and Hilda Bertram. He married Joyce Klick in 1978, and they farmed near Greenwald. He retired from farming and worked at Midwest Automatic Products in Melrose. Dave was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald. Dave’s biggest loves were his family, grandchildren and fishing every chance he could.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; sons and daughters-in-law Steve Bertram of St. Cloud, Keith (Karla) Bertram of Little Falls, and Dale (Katie) Bertram of Freeport; seven beautiful grandchildren Kaleb, Kyla, Kallen, KaTaya, Kienna, Kasimir and Grace; brothers and sisters Jane Meyer of Sauk Centre, Vivian (Joe) Weber of Melrose, Ginger (Don) Winter of Cold Spring, Bonnie (Jim) Kampsen of Melrose, Bob (Marlane) Bertram of Pine River, Jan (Frank) Imdieke of Melrose, Dennis (Mona) Bertram of Belgrade, Lucy (Arlen) Albrecht of Amery, Wisconsin, and Mona (Steve) Schoenberg of Melrose; mother-in-law  Betty Kaster of Brooklyn Park; brothers-in-law Bob (Diana) Klick of Maple Grove and Richard Klick of Brooklyn Center; and many nieces and nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Hilda Bertram; brother Herbert Bertram;  brother-in-law Bernard Meyer and nephews Bob Weber and Troy Bertram.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.