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Marie Emma LaCroix Bertrand
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1931
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2013
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Sioux City Journal, 31 Mar 2013

SIOUX CITY | Marie Emma LaCroix Bertrand, 81, of Sioux City passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at a local hospital.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity Catholic Church, with the Revs. Patrick Behm and Paul Albenesius concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., a rosary at 4 p.m., and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.

Marie was born March 29, 1931, in Belcourt, N.D., the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Boucher) LaCroix. She attended grade school at St. Boniface for eight years and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1949.

She married Don Bertrand on August 4, 1950, in St. Jean the Baptist Catholic Church in Sioux City. She worked at Sears Optical as an optician for five years.
Marie belonged to Nativity Parish and was active in several committees. She was a member of the Ladies Guild, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, Liturgy Committee, and also served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She taught CCD for 10 years. Marie enjoyed camping, cooking and being with all her children and all the grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, Jerald (Carol) Bertrand of Rayville, Mo., Steve (Christy) Bertrand of Lincoln, Neb., and Devlin (Kelley) Bertrand of South Sioux City; two daughters, Diane (Denny) Jackson of Lincoln, Neb., and Donita (Roger) Sieler of Merrill, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emery "Mike" (Pauline) LaCroix of Omaha, and Ronald (Marlene) LaCroix of South Sioux City; two sisters, Norma Jaminent of Irving, Texas, and Mary JoAnn Cruse of Moline, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; her parents; two sons, Alan and Thomas; grandchildren, Jason Bertrand and Bethany Bertrand; two brothers, Francis and Peter LaCroix; and a sister, Helen. 
Family links: 
  Donald Marcel Bertrand (1927 - 2007)
  Thomas Gerald Bertrand (1951 - 1951)*
  Allen Wayne Bertrand (1953 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.30756, -96.29488
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Record added: Apr 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107988813
Marie Emma <i>LaCroix</i> Bertrand
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Marie Emma <i>LaCroix</i> Bertrand
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