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Laurette Jane Johnson Bertelsen Hawk died on May 23 at the Liberty Lane Hospice House at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. She was born on February 26, 1936 in Quincy, IL to Gerald E. Johnson and Helen Irene VonAch Johnson. She spent her first five years of life in Ripley and Rushville, IL before moving to Monmouth. She attended school in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth High School in 1954. She served in the US Army from 1954-1955. For the last ten years she resided in Troutman, NC.
She married John H. Bertelsen on November 17, 1955. After his death she married William G. Hawk on October 7, 1989. She worked as a waitress, telephone operator, and an LPN. She is survived by her children, Kathy Jo (Kirk) Keever of Stevensville, MD; John (Kathy) Bertelsen of Mooresville, NC; Jerry (Darci) Bertelsen of New Castle, DE; and Mark Bertelsen of San Francisco, CA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Additional survivors include her sister, Mary Martin of Monmouth, Illinois, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, grandparents, a brother, aunts and uncles.
Cremation rites were accorded by Carolina Cremation in North Carolina. The ashes will be interred at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth, Illinois at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.carolinacremation.com.