Bertram Vedder Norris
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Bertram Vedder Norris

December 13, 1939 - March 19, 2014

Bertram Vedder Norris

December 13, 1939 - March 19, 2014

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Obituary for Bertram Vedder Norris

Bertram Vedder Norris age 74 of Fountain, MI, passed away March 19, 2014 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, MI. He was born December 13, 1939 in Livonia, MI the son of the late Edwin & Winifred (Bradt) Norris. Bertram attended Petoskey High School. He married Kay Crawford on January 19, 1974 in Ludington. He was employed as a carpenter & pile driver for Union local 100 for 50 years. Bertram was a member of local union 100 and the Masonic Karnak Lodge #442. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, working on rat rod cars & trucks, flying model airplanes and collecting baseball cards. Bertram is survived by his wife, Kay Norris of Fountain; daughters, Vicki (Bill) Hawkins of Lehigh Acres, FL, Penny (Russ) Passino of Indian River, Kimberly (Steve) Letavish of Grandville, Krista (Jamie) Petzak-Loney of Ludington; grandchildren, Tori Krutky, Trey Krutky, Josh Passino, Hannah Passino, Sophi Passino, Lexi Passino, Luke Passino, Jeff Norris, Jenn Martin, Kendra Harrington, Jason Letavish, Noah Petzak, Connor Loney and Catherine Loney; great-grandchildren, KJ Krutky, Mason Campbell, Abby Norris, J. Bertram Norris, Meena Hernandez and Dylan Martin. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Laurel Lepley & Juanita Vroman,brother, Clark Norris; favorite brother-in-law, Art Vroman; and daughter, Julie Norris. A funeral service will be held for Bertram Friday March 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Oak Grove Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until time of service. Interment will take place at Bachelor Cemetery Fountain, MI in spring of 2014. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Norris family. Please visit Bertram’s personal memory page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a story or photo with the family. The family has entrusted arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Ludington.

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