Dennis Kaye Bertrand, 71, Omaha, (formerly of Holdrege)

Funeral Services for Dennis K. Bertrand will be conducted from the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Upland Cemetery at Upland, Nebraska.

Dennis Kaye Bertrand, 71 years of age, of Omaha, Nebraska (formerly of Holdrege) passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at his home in Omaha. Dennis was born August 4, 1941 at Monument, Kansas, the eldest of three sons born to Francis and Virginia (Goble) Bertrand. Dennis grew up and received his education from Upland Public Schools.

Following his education the family moved to Holdrege in 1955, where Dennis engaged in farming with his brothers: Lyndell and Marlin in the Holdrege area for several years prior to his retirement. In 1976, Dennis and his mother moved to Omaha, where he resided until his passing.

Dennis enjoyed the outdoors, and loved to fish and hunt. He was an avid collector of cast iron toys and coins; most of all he always enjoyed visiting with his nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Bertrand; and brother, Lyndell Bertrand and his wife, Laura Lee.

Dennis leaves to mourn his passing; his mother, Virginia Bertrand of Omaha; one brother, Marlin Bertrand and his wife, Rochelle of Holdrege; aunt, Donna Spence of Omaha who was meaningful to Dennis' life; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Dennis' honor and will be designated at a later date.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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