Of Horton, MI passed away under the loving care of his daughter and son-in-law on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the age of 78. He was son of John and Pauline (Smith) Bertalon Jr., born December 24, 1942 in Hudson, MI. Roger is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Jeff) Standley; one brother, Noble (Anna) Bertalon; three sisters, Audrey Stevens, Linda Bertalon, and Cheryl Ross; two sister-in-laws, Donna Bertalon, and Susan (Don) Davis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Joan Bertalon; daughter, Paula Beth Bertalon; brother, Edward C. Bertalon; brother-in-law, Gordon Ross; nephew, George Ross; and his parents. Roger was a graduate of the Class of 1961 at Pittsford High School and attended Michigan State University. Roger served his country honorably in the United States Navy. Following his service, he worked for AT&T where he retired after almost 35 years of service. Roger enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, woodworking, cooking, playing cribbage, time at Drummond Island, working in the garden and on his tractor. He was an avid MSU Football fan and loved to spend time with his family. A celebration of his life will be held at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00pm with Don Davis officiating. Roger will be laid to rest next to Joan and Paula at Spring Arbor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lyle A. Torrant Center, 1175 W. Parnall Road, Jackson, MI 49201.
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Lyle A. Torrant Center
1175 W. Parnall Road, Jackson MI 49201