Alice ‘Tinky’ Virginia Brletich

September 10, 1931 - January 28, 2017



Alice ‘Tinky’ Virginia Brletich

Alice ‘Tinky’ Virginia (James) Brletich, age 85, passed away January 28, 2017. She was born in Hibbing on September 10, 1931 and lived in various cities: Keewatin, East Bethel, Coon Rapids, and Anoka. She worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital for many years, and was a past Auxiliary President of the Keewatin VFW and a life member of the Coon Rapids VFW. Preceded in death by husband, John; son, John Jr; parents, John and Anna James; sister, Loretta Johnson; and brothers, Brad and Harvey James.

Survived by sons, Jim (Roxanne), Jerry (Sue), and Jeff (Dan); daughter-in-law, Kathy; grandchildren, Amy (Adam), Allison (Shane), John (Dusty), Nikki (Matt), Christy (Justin), Jamie (Nigel), Sandy (Dan), and Tami (Andy); 20 great-grand-children; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Cheryl) James.  Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

Burial following Mass in St. Patrick Cemetery.

After burial, a luncheon will be served at the VFW in Coon Rapids.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.