Chance Bertrand, 44, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 19, in Eden Prairie, MN. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 12 pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The service will be immediately followed by Military Honors and a luncheon at Brenny Funeral Home in Baxter, MN.
Chance Evan Bertrand was born April 28, 1976 in Baytown, Texas to the late Bradley and Carolyn (Voyles) Bertrand. He grew up in Baytown and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School before joining the Navy. After his time in the Navy he relocated to Minnesota, where he did odd jobs until he eventually followed his lifelong dream of becoming an over the road truck driver. Until his death, he was employed at Transport America where he met his extended "family".
Chance is survived by his sons, Zachary Bertrand of California and Ely Tretter-Bertrand of Brainerd, MN; and significant other Tracy Thomas-Garrett of Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brad and Carolyn Bertrand; and grandparents William (Bill) and Hope Huggins.