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Bert Stewart, Jr., age 85 of Salem, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm in his residence.

Born November 28, 1929 in Salem, Indiana, he was the son of the late Bert Stewart Sr. and Sarah (McCoskey) Stewart.

He retired from the Salem Fire Department after 20 years and also retired from the National City Bank.

He was the owner/operator of the old Salem Cafe and was a former employee of Dawalt Funeral Home and the old Shrum Supply Company.

Bert was a member and elder of the Campbellsburg First Christian Church, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School. He was a 50 year member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #21 F. & A.M., the Director of Concessions on the Washington County Farmers Merchants’ Fair Board and was a member of the Indiana Retired Fire Chiefs Association.

He married July 30, 1950 to Shirley (Zink) Stewart, who survives.

Also surviving are: 2 Sons: Rickie E. Stewart and Kevin W. (Dawn) Stewart, Salem; Grandchildren; Bradley Stewart, Kellie (Rob) Carl, Kyle (Leah) Stewart, Kala (Daniel) Ponder, Richie (Elizabeth) Stewart and Robbie (Laura) Stewart and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral Service: 10:30 am Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Kyle Stewart & Pastor Don Hicks officiating

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.