Walter J Bertrand

September 10, 1922 ~ July 19, 2016


Funeral services for Mr. Walter J. Bertrand, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Miguez Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating.

Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery near Elton.

Funeral home visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Friday until time of service.

Mr. Bertrand died at 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home.

Mr. Bertrand was a lifelong resident of Roanoke and served in the U.S Army during World War II. He served with the Medical Corps in the United States and on troop transport ship in the Pacific. He performed various duties to assist medical officers in caring for the sick and wounded men. He also assisted in surgical operations. He was an enlisted man in charge of ship infirmary and supervised five enlisted men. He was self-employed for 50 plus years as a refrigerator/AC repairman. He was past president of waterworks district #1. The family would like to thank the VA for their wonderful care.

Survivors include one son, Walter J. Bertrand II and wife, Kaye of Roanoke.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Bernard and Maude Dennay Bertrand; his wife, Thelma “Timmie” Bertrand; four sisters, Ruth Green, Edith Cole Letha Anderson, Hazel McMillin; and two brothers, Frank and LaFon Bertrand.


Burial: Friday, July 22, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Liberty Cemetery

Funeral Service: Friday, July 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Friday, July 22, 2016
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. Sending our condolences to Jerome and Kay. We here at Acme were very saddened to hear of Walter's passing.

  2. Dear Bertrand Family: I am so sorry to hear of your great loss! I didn't know him but I did want to express my sympathy because this is such a sad time. Each of you are in my prayers for comfort and hope. (Revelation 21:3 and 4)

  3. I'm so sorry to belatedly hear of Walter's passing. ….During his stay at the War Veterans Home he and I became good friends. Walter was a very unique fellow and brightened every day with his wit and humble candor.

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