Hennessey The funeral for Merlin D. Bertrand, 87 will at 2:00 PM Saturday March 12, 2022 at 132 Bible Church officiated by Lori Siegmann and Jimmy Berkenbile. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Merlin was born in Basile, Louisiana on May 26, 1934 to Lyansse and Addie Young Bertrand and died Tuesday March 8, 2022 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.
He married Vena Dorice Bertrand on July 28, 1952 and following her death in 2006 he married Pam Smith in Hennessey on July 18, 2008.
Merlin is survived by his wife Pam of the home, one son Charles Bertrand of Oklahoma City; one daughter Linda Will of Ft. Collins, Colorado; one brother Ray Bertrand of Longmont, Colorado; three stepdaughters Sharla Humble of Oklahoma City, Sherri Barrett, and Staci Smith, both of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dorice Bertrand, and two brothers J. C. Bertrand, and Allen Bertrand.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to 132 Bible Church with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.