Albert Leon Bertram, 85, of Simpsonville, MD, formerly of Gorin, died Monday, August 21, 2023 at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD.
He was born the son of Nelson and Etsil (Cunningham) Bertram on February 20, 1938 at the family farm in Gorin.
Albert was a 1955 graduate of Wyaconda High School. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in chemistry and the University of Maryland in chemical engineering.
He entered the United States Army in 1961, where he served in active duty until 1963, then continued his military service with the Army reserves for another sixteen years. During his eighteen years of service Albert earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frederick Bertram; and a great nephew, Drew Bertram.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Virgina (Hyde) Bertram of Gorin, his nieces and nephew: Tina (Kirk) Townsend of Wyaconda, Tracy (Leslie) Waterman of Donnellson, IA, and Timothy (Melissa) Bertram of Kahoka; great nieces and nephews: Bradley (Marci) Waterman of Marion, IA, Joshua (Taylar) Townsend of Arbela, Taylor (Cole) Courtney of Argyle, IA, Danielle Townsend of Wyaconda and Chloe Bertram of Kahoka; four great-great nieces and nephews. Also surviving are many cousins and friends who were like family.