Donald Jambor

Donald Jambor, 74, of Browerville passed away surrounded by his family on March 14, 2020.

Funeral services will be held Sat., March 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and one hour prior to the service at the church March 21.

Burial will be held at St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery, Moran Township.

Don was born February 19, 1946, in St. Paul, in Ramsey County to Valentine and Florence (Motl) Jambor. He grew up in St. Paul with his family. Early in life it was evident that he had a sense of humor and enjoyed playing practical jokes on friends and family. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1964 and pursued a career as a professional painter. He was a proud member of Painters Union 61 in St. 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, later built a cabin near Hinckley, 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 marriaged Dianna Bench in Guthrie, Oklahoma. After living in Oklahoma for a short time Don, Dianna and Mike moved back to St. Paul. Upon retirement, Don and Dianna purchased part of the family farm near Browerville where they built their retirement house. He truly enjoyed living in the country and staying busy with projects around the property, painting and watching for deer and turkeys. 

Don was proud of his children, loved spending time with them and their families. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed day trips/adventures with Dianna, sight-seeing around the state in his attempt to find a good fish sandwich. 

He is survived by his wife Dianna; children Michael (Melissa) Jambor, Debra (Tim) Minnick, Paul (Jodi) Gilbert and Edward Bench; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Chivers; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Janice; wife, Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lakewood Health Health System-Hospice in Staples, or the American Lung Association are preferred.

Arrangements with the Iten Funeral Home - itenfuneralhome.com

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