Amy M. Bertram (neé
Gross) passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at the
age of 61. She was surrounded by her family while overlooking Lake Winnebago, a
place that she held close to her heart as she always reminded people that “life
is better at the lake.”
Amy was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. on October 30, 1958 to
Robert and Beverly (neé
Kuehl) Gross. She was raised on the west shore of the lake along with her six
siblings. Amy attended Presentation Catholic School and eventually graduated
from St. Mary’s Springs in 1977. She further continued her education at
Marquette University where she completed a degree in dental hygiene. Amy’s
career choice as a dental hygienist allowed her to develop memorable
relationships with her patients at Twohig Family Dentistry which she continued
to cherish over the last three years in retirement. Additionally, she formed
lifelong friendships with her coworkers and enjoyed her recent adventures with
fellow retired coworkers as a proud member of the “Tired Twohig Toothies.”
Amy started dating Pat, the love of her life, after graduating
from the Springs. Their long-distance relationship during college only
strengthened their love for each other and they eventually married on November
26, 1983 at St. Patrick’s Church in Fond du Lac. Together they built an amazing
life and family over the following 37 years. Amy devoted her entire life to
putting other people before herself, beginning with their three children and
more recently, six grandchildren. If you knew Amy, then you were surely
reminded how proud she was of her children. She treasured seeing them grow into
loving parents who have passed along important values she instilled in them.
Amy will forever be remembered as “GG”, the energetic and caring grandmother to
six grandchildren that will miss her dearly.
Amy’s journey through life was too short, but it brought her
to many great places and incredible people. She embraced new relationships and
always tried to strengthen existing ones. Amy was a joyous, creative, loving,
and energetic daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. While her fight
has come to an end, she was able to be at peace in her final days, no longer in
pain, surrounded by her loved ones.
Amy is survived by her loving husband, Pat, and their three
children, Robbie (Sarika) Bertram, Meggie (Reid) Simons, and Joey (Antonia)
Bertram; six grandchildren, Brahm Bertram, Rohan Bertram, Madelyn Simons, Tommy
Simons, Louie Simons, and Brinleigh Bertram.
She is further survived by her brothers, Robert Gross, Tom
(Chris) Gross, and Mike (Terry) Gross; her three sisters, Ann (John) Renckens,
Susan (Brian) Voelker, and Margaret (John) Nejedlo along with her
mother-in-law, Lyla Bertram; two brothers-in-law, Tom (Mary) Bertram and Fr.
Mike Bertram; her sister-in-law, Janice (Dennis) Stenz; and many nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Beverly
Gross; a brother, Jeffrey Joseph; and her father-in-law, Edwin Bertram.
The entire family greatly appreciates the exceptional care
of Dr. Denise Uyar and her team at Froedtert Hospital, Dr. Michael Jones and
his team at Agnesian Cancer Center, Agnesian Hospice Care, and Agnesian ICU
nurses, Danielle, and Teresa.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday,
June 25, 2020 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave. in Fond du Lac. Due
to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and for the health of all in attendance, only
30 people at a time will be allowed in the funeral home to visit with family.
In addition, a mask is recommended while in attendance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on
Friday, June 26th, 2020 at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth St. Way in Fond du
Lac. Cremation will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Amy’s
Amyzing Smiles, a fund in Amy’s honor that will allow underprivileged adults
the opportunity to receive orthodontic care and to give them an amazing smile
to share with the world. Donations can be directed to the Fond du Lac Area
Foundation, 384 N. Main St., Suite 4, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or by visiting
“The idea is not to live forever, but to create something
that will.” -Andy Warhol
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