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.
Laurel Hildreth Liebl says
I am deeply saddened by Jim’s death. He was a special person in my life; like another dad to me! I am comforted by knowing he is with our Lord! I am praying for all who are touched by this loss.
Muriel, Mike, Jackie & Jenni~I love you! And hold you close to my heart!
Maxine Hildreth says
Our hearts are heavy at the death of our dear, long time friend, Jim. We have so many happy memories of times we shared as our children were growing up. We will miss you so much, Jim. Muriel, Jackie and family, Mike and family and Jennie and family, we hold you all in our hearts, as we lift Jim up to the Lord.
God bless and comfort you all.
Maxine and Harry
Kevin, Alana & Dalton Gazda says
A very sweet & funny man, who will be missed by many.
Alana Gazda says
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jim. He & his family are in our thoughts & prayers.
A very loving man who will be missed.
Kevin, Alana & Dalton
Julie DuPay says
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with the entire family.
Pam Austad says
My heart hurts for your loss. I have many fond memories of Jim. Love and prayers to Jackie, Muriel, Jenny and Mike. His memory lives through each of you and all those his spirit has touched. A kind, gentle man has been called Home.
Greg Huber says
I’m very sad for Jim’s family and friends. I worked jobs with Jim for many years. He was and always will be one of my heros. From his great sense of humor to his willingness to listen to other peoples’ problems, I will never forget Jim.
RICH & LINDA LINDELL says
TO MA & FAMILY, my love is with you. JIM has a very special place in my heart. He taught me alot as I was growing up and I cant thank him and all of you,enough for the special times we all shared. RICHARD
Jolene Brookshire says
I could not have asked for a sweeter, more caring Godfather than Jim Shand. He will always be my “second dad.” I cannot believe this loss but know that he is in Heaven, with his Father. I will always love you and I promise to help take care of my Godmother Muriel and Godsister Jackie. Love Jolene Smisek Brookshire
Richard Kline says
Jim was a great man. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you. Muriel, Mike, Jackie and Jenni.
Max Saucedo says
My deepest sympathy to the Shand family. I worked with Jim at Honeywell for many years. He was a skilled craftman as well as a hard working individual. The job skills I learned from him I’ll never forget. His laughter and wit made some of the toughtest jobs a lot of fun. I also know he cared deeply for his family. I am deeply saddened by his passing, at the same time, forever greatful to god for having the good fotune to meet such a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers to jims wife, children, and grandchildren.