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MARION – Suzanne Ruth Johnston Bertal, age 92, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. At the time of her death she was a resident of Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bertal, in 2007. Suzanne is survived by three daughters, Linda Edgar (Chris) of Grand Rapids, Kate Brovont (Charles) of Olathe, Kansas, and Barbara Stephen (Bernie) of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Suzanne was teaching Kindergarten in the Cadillac School District at the time of her marriage in 1944. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cadillac. During the years of rearing her children, Suzanne was a homemaker. She then returned to substitute teaching in the Marion School District. The family appreciates the Twentieth Century Club in Marion for continuing to correspond with their mother during her years in Grand Rapids. A family service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at the Fosnaught–Holdship Funeral Home in Marion. The service will be conducted by Reverend Cathy Rafferty. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clark Benevolent Care Fund, 1551 Franklin Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Share a memory or condolence at www.fosnaught-holdship.com

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