Irene Ernestine Bertrand, 64, Rosewood on Broadway, 1351 Broadway, Fargo, ND, died January 2, 2003, at Rosewood.
Irene was born April 25, 1938 to Wilfred and Rose (Trottier) Bertrand in Fargo. She lived with her parents at 1821 5th Avenue South, Fargo, until 1978. The last 22 years she resided at Fraser Group Home, Fargo, and worked at DWAC for 20 years. Irene loved people, especially her family at home and her family at Fraser Group Home. Her caretakers were especially loved by her. Irene brought joy and happiness to all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor and loved music and dancing!
Irene is survived by her sisters, Theresa Tessier, Alta Loma, CA, and Gertrude Johnson, Booneville, AR; her brother, Louis Bertrand, Fargo; and 29 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Bridget Lisburg and Rose Marie Heitkamp; her brothers, Julian and Jerome Bertrand; brothers-in-law, Norman Tessier and Ken Johnson; and nephew, Leo Bertrand.
The Funeral Mass for Irene will be Monday, January 6, 2003, at 11 AM in St. Anthony?s Catholic Church, Fargo. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 PM in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with a prayer service at 7 PM. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to Mass in the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo.
Memorials are preferred to Fraser Group Home in Fargo.
Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.