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James Donald Bistodeau, age 63, of Albertville, MN passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

He was born in Princeton, MN on June 11, 1960 the son of Robert A. and LaVerne C. (Weidenbach) Bistodeau.

Jim was married to Cynthia Ann Barthel on November 1, 1979.  He belonged to St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, MN.  Jim was employed for many years at Scherer Brothers Lumber Company.

He enjoyed his family and loved his grandchildren.  Jim was fond of his John Deere “A” tractor, going to concerts and listening to music, riding on ATV’s and traveling, especially taking trips to Branson.

Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cindy; a daughter Sandy (Aaron) Posthumus; a son Chuck (Jen) Bistodeau; grandchildren Isabelle, Mason, Easton and Adalyn; a sister Marylee Hetrick; brothers Duane (Teresa) Bistodeau and Dennis Bistodeau; further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; a brother Ronald R. Bistodeau and by a brother-in-law Al Hetrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial for James Bistodeau will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.  Father Joseph Zabinski will be the Celebrant.  A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH Friday, August 4th from 4-8 PM.  A Rosary will be recited at 7 PM.  Further visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass on Saturday, August 5th.  Private interment will be held at a later date at St. Albert’s Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Mike Zachman, Mike Demars, Mike Weidenbach, Mark Bistodeau, Jim Vetsch and Kenny Roden.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lori Valerius

    Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s death! Hugs to you and your family.

  2. Francis W beaudry

    Cindy, so sorry to hear your loss of Jim. Always enjoyed talking to him. Low key, very humble person.

  3. Garett Savard

    Oh Sandra, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for every comfort.

    – Garett & Marie

  4. Suzanne Bundrock

    I am sooo sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you all.
    Hugs to you.

  5. Pam Lindenfelser

    Cindy and Chuck, sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. We will miss seeing him exercise his tractor up and down our street. Many warm thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Sylvia Bistodeau Lefebvre

    So sorry to hear of another Bistodeau cousin passing away. My sincere sympathy to all of Jimmy’s family and friends.

  7. Susan Grancorvitz

    Cindy, no words seem enough. I am so sorry for the loss of Jim. I am thinking of you often.


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