In loving memory....
James F Bertrand
July 24, 1950 - October 29, 2006
Jim was a beloved father, grandfather, best friend, son, uncle, cousin, and so much more. Jim was born on July 24, 1950 in Sleepy Eye the son of Tom & Ruth(Schroeder) Bertrand. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School and attended Southwest Technical College in Jackson, MN. In April of 1971 he married Paulette Zinniel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He lovingly raised three children. In May of 1994 he met his best friend and soulmate, Donna Augustin. Jim was employed by Corporate Graphic in Mankato and Mark Thomas Company in Sleepy Eye. His passion for perfection was beneficial to all of those around him. In addition to his full time career, Jim’s interests included following his favorite sports teams, hunting, fishing, golf and excursions with family and friends. Of special interest to him was being involved in the lives of his beautiful granddaughters, who will forever miss his smiles. While on this earth he selflessly gave of himself – his time and talents. His compassion, sense of humor, love of others and devotion to his faith will live on in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Jim was a true friend to those he met throughout his life, always available to lend a hand. Jim was a life long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Aid Association and a past member of the C.O.F. As a registered donor, his generous nature continues.
With love, Chad, Tiffany, Laura, Donna, and families