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Donald Jambor, 74, of Browerville passed away surrounded by his family on March 14, 2020. Funeral services for Don will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Burial will be held at St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery.
Don was born February 19, 1946, in Saint Paul, Minnesota in Ramsey County to Valentine & Florence (Motl) Jambor. He grew up in Saint Paul with his mother and father and sisters, Janice and Bernice. Even early in life it was evident that he had a sense of humor and enjoyed playing practical jokes on friends and family. He graduated high school from Monroe High School in 1964 and eventually pursued a career as a Professional Painter. He was a proud member of Painters Union 61 in Saint Paul for over 30 years until his retirement in 2004.
Don was united in marriage to Kathleen Anderson on March 6, 1981. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed raising their son, Mike, and Kathy’s children, Deb and Paul. He enjoyed family camping trips and later built a cabin near Hinckley, Minnesota. Other hobbies and interests include fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. He was a selfless family man who cared for Kathy until she lost her battle with cancer in 1994.
On March 28, 1997, Don was united in marriage to Dianna Bench in Guthrie, Oklahoma. After living in Oklahoma for a short time Don, Dianna and Mike moved back to Saint Paul, Minnesota. His love for family and the outdoors continued throughout his life. While planning for retirement, Don and Dianna purchased half of a family farm near Browerville where they eventually built their retirement house. He truly enjoyed living in the country and staying busy with projects around the property, painting things when they needed it and watching for deer and turkeys.
Family brought the most joy to his life. Don was proud of his children and loved spending time with them and their families. He was an avid deer hunter and hunted every season possible with family. He enjoyed day trips/adventures with Dianna, sight-seeing their way around the state in his attempt to find a good fish sandwich.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Janice, and wife, Kathy. He is survived by his wife Dianna; children: Michael (Melissa) Jambor, Debra (Tim) Minnick, Paul (Jodi) Gilbert and Edward Bench; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and sister, Bernice Chivers and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lakewood Healthcare-Hospice in Staples, Minnesota, or the American Lung Association are preferred.
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