WAUKESHA

Jared R. Bertrand

June 3, 1973 - Dec. 15, 2011

Jared R. Bertrand of Waukesha died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec.15, 2011, at the age of 38.

He was born June 3, 1973, the son of Ronald and Ellen (nee Ruehl) Bertrand. He was a 1991 graduate of Waukesha South High School. Jared was the president of Pine Cellar Mfg., LLC. He enjoyed boating and fishing and had a passion for motorcycles. As a great handyman, Jared could fix anything. He will always be remembered for his huge heart and willingness to help anyone.

He will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Ronald and Ellen Bertrand of Waukesha; and his sister, Michele Bertrand of Waukesha; and was special "unkie" of Samantha Rae Price-Bertrand and Skye Beth Bertrand-Zwieg. Jared is further survived by his girlfriend, Trisha Barnett and her children, Alexandria Rogers, Brandi Jo Barnett and Dominique Barnett; his aunts and uncles: James (Sharon) Bertrand, Thomas Bertrand, Roy (Ruthann) Ruehl, Ron (Kathy) Ruehl and Rick Ruehl, along with cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ruth and Richard Ruehl, and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Dorothy Bertrand.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. A celebration of Jaredís life will be held in the spring of 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family to be dispersed among Jaredís favorite charities or to the charity of the donorís choice.

In keeping with Jaredís kind nature and willingness to help, he gave the greatest gift through donation to the Wisconsin Tissue Bank.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.