|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1922|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2013|
Cleveland Joseph Bertrand
Gueydan: It's with great sadness that the family and friends of Cleveland Joseph Bertrand announces his passing from this life on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the age of 90. Cleveland, known to his family and friends as "Bub", was born in Crowley, LA to the late Joseph Bertrand and the late Azelda LaPointe Bertrand on August 8, 1922. Following high school, Cleveland joined the United States Army in 1942 where he served and defended his country during WW II earning the Good Conduct Metal and the EAMETO Metal. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Thibodeaux, and they raised their son in a warm and loving home. Cleveland pursued his love of agriculture and made an honest living as a rice and soybean farmer. Cleveland also worked for many years for the Department of Corrections in Angola, LA until his retirement. He enjoyed raising cattle, breaking horses, traveling, hunting and fishing. He was a past member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus.
Cleveland is survived by his son, Beinke Paul Bertrand (Gloria) of Baton Rouge; two grandsons, Jody Bertrand (Ashley) and Jamie Bertrand (Liz) both of Baton Rouge; five great grandchildren, Hunter Paul, Austin Lee, Keri Elizabeth, and Aidan Reed all of Baton Rouge and B.J. Benoit of Alexandria; and his three brothers, Preston Bertrand of Oberlin, Wilson Bertrand of Elton, and L.J. Bertrand of Lafayette.
Cleveland was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Azelda LaPointe Bertrand; his wife, Helen T. Bertrand; a grandson, Beinke Benoit; and one brother, Dallas Bertrand.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Gueydan, LA on Tuesday, July 16th from 8:30 AM until the time of his funeral service at 11 AM. Burial will be held in Hanks Cemetery where Cleveland will be honored with full military rites. Father Jason Vidrine will officiate his services
Joseph Bertrand (1896 - 1978)
Helen Thibodeaux Bertrand (1922 - 2009)
Cleveland J Bertrand (1922 - 2013)
Dallas Bertrand (1925 - 2009)*
Created by: Shane Seaux
Record added: May 05, 2012
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