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Bertram A. “Bert” Sechrest Jr.
Bertram A. “Bert” Sechrest Jr., 43, of Granite City, passed away at 5:45 a.m. 
Monday, June 21, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Granite City on Jan. 26, 1967, the son of Bertram Adrian Sechrest Sr. 
and Jeanette (Copland) Sechrest.  He married Heather Wells on Oct. 22, 1995, in Granite City.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County 
with the Rev. Tim Gill officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by the American 
Legion Post 141.  Interment will follow. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Bert is survived by his wife, Heather Sechrest of Granite City; son, Tyler Sechrest of 
Desoto, Mo.; three daughters, Sadie Sechrest of Desoto, Mo., Emma Sechrest of Granite City 
and Erica Sechrest of Granite City; Three sisters, Susan Gibbear and husband Mark of 
Bunker Hill, Sonja Stewart and husband Jeff of Bunker hill and Ullona Mathews and husband 
Chris of Florissant, Mo.; his grandmother, Lillie White of Granite City; and several nieces 
and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Bert served the United States Army.  We worked for Petroff Trucking in Collinsville and 
was a member of the Eagles in Granite City.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Sechrest Family and will be accepted at 
the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 
242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 6-21-2010
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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