Harold R. Jambois

July 30, 2013

Harold R. Jambois Beloved Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Born May 22, 1920, died July 30th 2013. He was 93 years old. He grew up in Genoa, Wisconsin and attended Aquinas High School in LaCrosse. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He served in England. After returning from the war he married Magdalene Pedretti, a classmate from St Charles grade school in Genoa and Aquinas High School in LaCrosse. He became a well known businessman in LaCrosse after starting Tri-State Business Machines in 1959. He was proud of his business and always took care to provide his customers with good service. Survived by nine children: Marykay (Chuck)) Haas, Jane (Gary) Weis, Patricia Jambois, Robert (Chris) Jambois, James (Cathy) Jambois, Betty (Ken) Smith, Kathy (Larry) Nash, Nancy (Mike) Hurley, Judy Jambois; his daughter-in-law Gail Jambois and her children; Twelve grandchildren: Mike, Nancy and David Haas, Tim Weis, Jeff and Jared Jambois, Anne and John Jambois, Andy and Rob Smith, Katie and Mike Nash, Six great grandchildren: Wyatt, Brandan, Nathan, Genevieve and Magdalene Haas and Cameron Jambois. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Robertson and many nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by wife Magdalene Jambois, son David Jambois, brother Louis Jambois and parents Amelia and Russell Jambois. Above all else he loved his family. He taught his children to have a good work ethic . He was proud to have sent all ten of his children to college. He liked gadgets and was interested in all the latest technology whether for his car, boat or business. He enjoyed music and occasionally played his violin and harmonica and saw to it that all of his children had music lessons if they were interested. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and enjoyed many years of participation in the organization. He was a devout Catholic. He was a long time resident of LaCrescent, Minnesota and LaCrosse Wisconsin. During his lifetime, Harold was a member of the following parishes: St. Charles in Genoa, Crucifixion in La Crescent, Holy Trinity and St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse. He was a generous person who cared deeply about his family, his faith and his friends. He loved to tell jokes and had a great sense of humor. We will miss him. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday Aug. 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St., La Crosse. Msgr. Charles Stoetzel will officiate with burial with military honors by the American Legion at the Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. S. on Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors , Vernon Manor, or any of the above churches. The family would like to thank Dr. Udell and to the caregivers who provided excellent, compassion care these past years.

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