THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas G. Bertrand
Issue Date: June 19, 2013
Thomas Gregory Bertrand, 63, of Menominee passed away at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 11.
Born in Menominee on May 6, 1950 to the late Elmer and Ceil (Hornick) Bertrand, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1969. He served in the United States Navy with the Beachmaster Unit ONE during the Vietnam War. He married the former Diane Breault on June 6, 1970 at Resurrection Church in Menominee and worked at Tyco International (Ansul Co.) for over 38 years as a spinner, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the American Legion. An avid outdoors person, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and also liked woodworking. His most precious times were spent with his kids and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diane; a daughter, Sarah Bertrand-Spindler of Green Bay; a son, Mark (Megan) Bertrand of Appleton; three grandchildren; a brother, Gerry Bertrand; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn (Bob) Felch and Karen (Gary) Jenkins; a brother-in-law, Frank Whitey Bretl and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Visitation took place at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, June 16 from 3 p.m. until time of the Vigil service at 6 p.m. with Fr. Michael Chenier presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. Chenier presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee with military honors conducted by the Military Twenty Year Club. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Any expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to the Bay Area Cancer Care Center or a family member.