James P. Shand of Isanti died September 21, 2011 at home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 26th at North Isanti Baptist Church with Dr. Ronald Bergman officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 25th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in North Isanti Baptist Cemetery.
James Patrick Shand was born October 18, 1940 in Minneapolis to Archie and Helen (Harkins) Shand. He was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from DeLaSalle High School, Class of 1958. Jim married Muriel Bloom on February 1, 1964. They made their home in Minneapolis. In 1971 they moved to rural Isanti where they have since made their home. He served in the National Guard. Jim was a member of Pipefitters Local Union #539 and he worked for Honeywell for several years. Jim attended North Isanti Baptist Church. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, traveling, working on the computer and fixing cars. He always had a “project” he was working on to keep himself busy.
James Shand died unexpectedly at home on September 21, 2011 at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 3 days.
Jim is survived by his wife, Muriel; 3 children, Michael (Deborah) Shand of Glencoe, Jacquelyn Keocher of St. Croix Falls and her children, Tyler and friend Samantha, Nicholas and Christopher, Jennifer (Brian) Bergman of Cambridge and children Jake, Kristin and Ben; 2 sisters, Shirlee (Bill) Benson of Burnsville, Margaret Johnson of Eagan; 4 brothers, John (Beverly) Shand of Burnsville, Donald (Donna) Shand of Richfield, Bill Shand of Tampa Bay, Florida, Dan (Bonnie) Shand of Coon Rapids; and by many other relatives and friends.
Memorials preferred to Salvation Army, Cambridge Christian School or North Isanti Baptist Church.