This was in the July 6, 2000 edition of the Morning Sun News Herald. I was not related to Mr. Charbonneaux and have no further information re: him.
Jeffrey Lane Charbonneaux, 51, rural Wapello, Iowa, died Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2000, at his home after an extended illness. The son of Richard and Mildren Mack Charbonneaux, he was born October 22, 1948 at Burlington. He married Lori 'Jane' Hostetter on March 1, 1996 at Burlington.
Jeff graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1966 and from Southeastern Community College in 1968. He was a general contractor having worked with Bergren Bros., until starting his own business, Hawkeye Contractors.
He was a member of the Methodist faith, a member of the Izaak Walton League of Wapello, and of Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two daughters, Kecia Lamm of Minneapolis, Minnisota, and Dusty Prottsman of New London; four grandchildren, two sisters, Nancy Honings of Peoria, Illinois and Lynn Hillyard of Mediapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brothers, Stephen.
The funeral ceremony for Jeff Charbonneaux was held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 3, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church at Mediapolis, with the Rev. John Gaulke officiating. Music was provided by Korkee Carruthers as the organist and Tari Hillyard as the vocalist singing "The Lord's Prayer". Burial followed at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun. The basket bearers included Dan Massner, Bob Lehherr, Kenny Hobbs, Bill Miller, Jason Richter, Doug Edle, Jon Jackson, mark Chalupa and Jamie Cromer.
Open visitation was at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis from 11 am to 2 pm Sunday.
The family met with friends from 3 to 5 pm Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, Mediapolis.
A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Izaak Walton League of Wapello and the Hospice of Iowa City.