Published in July 6, 2000 Wapello Republican. I am not related to Mr. Charbonneaux and have no further information.
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 Mildred Mack Charbonneaux, he was born October 22, 1948 at Burlington. He married Lori 'Jane' Hostetter on March 1, 1996 at Burlington.
He 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 of the Methodist faith, a member of the Izaak Walton League of Wapello and the Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two daughters, Kecia Lamm of Minneapolis, Minn., and Dusty Prottsman of New London; four grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Honings of Peoria, Ill. and Lynn Hillyard of Mediapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen.
The funeral service for Jeff Charbonneaux was held at 10:30 am Monday, July 3, at the first United Methodist Church at Mediapolis, with the Rev. John Gaulke officiating. Music was provided by Korkee Carruthers, organist and Tari Hillyard singing "The Lord's Prayer". Burial followed at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun. The casket bearers included Dan Massner, Bob Lehnherr, 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 3-5 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.