Loren Lee Bartrand

October 8, 1934 ~ September 18, 2022

Loren Lee Bartrand, age 87, of Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Loren was born and raised in Muskegon Heights to Frank and Blanche Bartrand. He graduated from Michigan State College (MSU) and he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He went to the 1954 Rose Bowl. He met the love of his life, Donna, at a dance at the Wright Patterson A.F. Base. He later worked with the space chimps, “Hamm” and “Enos,” at Holloman A.F. Base in New Mexico. After moving back to Michigan, he worked and retired from the Sentry Insurance Co. for many years. He was a famed fictional author of the “Proud Geezer Chronicles,” which the family cherishes today. He had a great sense of humor, incredible patience, loved being active at the Rogers High School band boosters and sport boosters, and enjoyed ushering at Holy Name of Jesus church. He was also known for his catchphrase, “Never stand when you can sit, Never sit when you can lie down.” Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Donna; children: Kerry Bartrand, Christopher Robin and Grace Bartrand, Timothy Allen Bartrand and Carolyn Davis, Rebecca Regan and Andrew Hendy, Amanda Ann and Todd Billin, Jennifer Johanna Eldridge; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandson. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1048 Chicago Dr. SW, Wyoming, with Rev Charlie Brown presiding. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hillsdale College or John Ball Zoo.

Saturday, September 24
10:30am - 11:30am

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
1048 Chicago Dr. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, September 24

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
1048 Chicago Dr. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

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September 22, 2022 5:27pm
This man was the highlight of my days when I was so honored to see him. His daughters were always the sweetest as well. I will truly miss my time with him. He is amazing. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it to visitation. Sending love and happy memories. ❤️

- Francie Sarna

September 21, 2022 6:57am
He made me my first and best burrito ever and always made me feel welcomed. He was a kind individual with a great sense of humor who loved to tease and loved his family unconditionally. I will miss our visits.

- Colleen Kenny

September 20, 2022 10:32am
Rest in peace sweet man.

- Susan R DeKubber

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