Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
James F. Bertel
Service: January 31, 2016
James F. Bertel
James F. Bertel, age 64, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Watertown Regional Medical Center.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Ron Kral officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
James Francis Bertel was born on May 27, 1951 in Watertown, the son of Francis and Mabel (nee Wegner) Bertel. He was a 1969 graduate of Watertown High School. Jim served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a medic stationed in Mather Air Force Base in California. He worked as a bartender in Watertown for many years and was known by many as “Diamond Jim.” Jim had recently been employed at Pick n’ Save in Watertown. He was very knowledgeable on sports statistics and history. He enjoyed reading in his spare time.
Jim is survived by his two brothers, Thomas (Roxanne) Bertel and Jon Bertel, all of Watertown as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was a great-uncle to Kory, Addison, Kailah and Kasen whom he loved spending time with and hearing all about what they had going on. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mabel.
The family would like to give a very special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their excellent care.
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