Warner Ray Bertrand

July 19, 1929 ~ August 20, 2011

Warner R. Bertrand, 82, of Lake Charles died at 1:16 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in his residence.

Mr. Bertrand was born on July 19, 1929 in the town of Sulphur, LA. He was a graduate of LaGrange Sr. High School and attended college at Southwest Mississippi Jr. College on a football scholarship. Mr. Bertrand served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Carboline as an outside industrial salesman before working in the youth division for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department. He was active in coaching baseball and softball for many years.

He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church where he was a past member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Bertrand loved life and never met a stranger. He loved to dance with his "bride", and loved all sports. He could change the atmosphere of a room with his upbeat positive attitude. He will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Frances (Teetum) Hinton Bertrand; and two daughters, Joanie and Donna Bertrand all of Lake Charles; and a half sister, Mary Ann Bertrand. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Rozas and father, Felix Bertrand; and a brother, Jean Bertrand.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Monsignor James Gaddy will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a prayer services being conducted by Mr. Bertrand's nephew, Rev. Brian Fitkin. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. Donna, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I only met your dad a few times but who could forget that smile and welcoming personality. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  2. Donna,I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will pray for you and your family today, while you grieve this great loss. And, may the Holy Spirit give you the peace that comes from knowing that your father is in the Best Possible Place! May God be with you and yours today and always, I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  3. Joanie and Donna…Although it has been many years since I had seen your dad and have seen you, you three were a vital and positive part of my life. Your dad's constant smile and always having something good to say to me and your friendship is illuminated even more at this time. Sorry I can't be there for services but wanted you to know that I am thinking about you with good thoughts for you both, and for your mother. Wayne Smith

  4. Mrs. Bertrand, Joanie and Donna, Cowboy and I would like to extend our condolences to your family. Mr. Warner was a wonderful man and he always greeted you with a smile. I will not forget all the basketball games and track meets with you guys. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Mrs. Bertrand, Joanie, and Donna, I am so sorry to think that he is gone. He was one of the most sincerely nicest men I have ever known.Anyone that has ever crossed paths with him will feel this loss.What a guy!Paula Herr

  6. Mrs. Bertrand,I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.Diane (Concetta's daughter)

  7. My deepest sympathy, Teetum and family! It has been many years since I have seen all of you, but I fondly remember Warner Ray and how he just loved playing ball with Joanie Jean and Donna Ray! My prayers are with all of you in this great time of loss. May the Lord be with you all and give you strength and comfort.

  8. Our hearts were saddened to hear of Mr. Bertrand's passing. We have many fond memories of softball games. His smile always made you feel better. May God comfort you during this time. Your in our prayers.The Bill Hale FamilyLynda Hale Gail Hale Vincent

  9. Teetum, Joanie, Donna: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I've been praying for you guys. I remember well what a sweet man he was that always had a smile! Continuing to pray for you, Vanessa Landry Murphy

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