Joseph Reed Bertrand

CROWLEY – Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph Reed Bertrand, 74, who died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Kaplan.

Mr. Bertrand was a native of Crowley and long time resident of Kaplan. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country in the US Army.

Deacon Rodless Leleux will officiate for the services.

The family requests visiting hours Friday from 10 a.m. to service time. A rosary will be recited at 11 a.m. by Sister Justina Baker. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Rufus Bertrand and his wife Kay of Duson, Michael Bertrand of New Iberia; his companion, Mary B. Benoit of Kaplan; two grandchildren, Cyd and Lex Bertrand.

Mr. Bertrand was preceded in death by his parents, Delphie and Elia Bellard Bertrand; his birth mother, Angelina Lognon Bertrand.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.

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