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Brent Bertrand (front) watches a pitch during a Spring 2001 Warrensburg High School Varsity Softball game. He coached softball at the school for years, as well as serving as Technology instructor. Bertrand, 54, died Jan. 11, sending shock waves through the community. His wake is set for Friday Jan. 13 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alexander-Baker Funeral Home on Main St. in Warrensburg. Behind Bertrand are Assistant Coach Brian Lemery and student Samantha Morehouse.

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Wake for teacher/coach Brent Bertrand draws nearly 1,200

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