James Alfred Belland

Obituary for James Alfred Belland

James Alfred Belland, 81, of Brandon,FL, formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away September 17, 2017.

He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Jim was a master mechanic who could easily fix just about everything. He had a fantastic sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was funny, charismatic, and fun loving. He proudly served his country with the US Navy. Jim loved the Lord. He is survived by his beloved children and grandchildren, as well as several great-grandchildren and friends.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Marie “Louise” Belland; a sister, Bernice;  and a brother, George.  He is survived by his children; Nanette (Ralph) Biniek, Jacquelyn (Mark) Braun, Janine (Gary) Newton,  Paul (Colleen) Belland,  Edgar “Ed” Belland and Beth Nielson, and Russell (Carrie) Belland; 14 grandchildren; Lucas Biniek, Kenny Flaherty, Carrie (Nathan) Cook, Josh (Emily)Newton, Jenna (Scott) Capizzi, Adam Newton, Stephanie (Grant) Ruhoff, Nick Belland, Michael (Alex) Belland, Emily Belland, Sarah Belland, Brody Belland, Madison Belland, and Easton Belland; and several great-grandchildren; his brothers, Robert Belland, Larry (Ginny) Belland, Richard (Hermine) Belland, and Wallace (Sherry) Belland; as well as many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2pm, at Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services, 621 N Parsons Ave, Brandon, FL 33510. The family will recieve friends beginning one hour prior, with well deserved military honors. He will be laid to rest in Atlanta, GA, with his beloved wife, Bernice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project, 10150 Highland Manor Drive, Tampa, FL 33610 or http://woundedwarriorproject.org

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Visitation

Friday, September 22, 2017

1pm to 2pm

Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services

621 N Parsons Avenue

Brandon, FL 33510

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Service Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

2pm

Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services

621 N Parsons Avenue

Brandon, FL 33510

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09/21/2017

Uncle Jim was fun loving and had wonderful stories. I remember years ago, he brought a little wooden toy – a train, for his Godson, Dennis. He loved my Mother, and my Father. He invited all of us to be welcomed into his home in Florida. He loved the Church, and he did a lot with and for the Church. He was strong in his convictions, and steadfast in his faith. I will miss him. He was always kind to our family.

09/21/2017

I would like to share a memory of mine about my Uncle Jim. My sisters Rita Johnson, Roseann Venburg, Renee Belland-Wenda and myself Bernadette Belland have been you going on a sisters trip yearly every August for 19 years. I needed to call home which in my phone at that time my last name was Will so in alphabet order the way the phones are set up, I thought I pressed the Will number and when the person on the other end was not my then husband, it was my Uncle Jim, that was how I had him in my phone ( Uncle Jim ) we laughed so hard my sisters and I and explained it to him what I had done we talked with him for several minutes . From that time on we would call him every year on our sisters trip , he’d get a big kick out of it. He will be missed greatly especially his humor. May he RIP. Love the Belland sisters

09/21/2017

When Jim’s wife passed away he came to the law firm I worked at and we met at that time. I enjoyed chatting with him for the several months- he was a lovely friendly man. He will be missed