Larry E. ‘Meatball’ Jandreau

Larry E. ‘Meatball’ Jandreau

ISHPEMING – Larry E. “Meatball” Jandreau, age 71 passed away Tuesday September 4, 2018 at his residence in Ishpeming.

Larry was born December 1, 1946 in Ishpeming to John E. and Dollie V. (Steede) Jandreau. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he received many medals for his service to his country, including the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Larry worked as a crane operator for over 20 years for Ishpeming Steel Corp.

Larry was all about BINGO, he played, worked and called BINGO at various locations, he called BINGO for over 38 years. He was a lighter collector, and enjoyed telling jokes- some not able to repeat. He will be missed by family and friends whom he enjoyed having coffee with. Larry was a former member of the Oddfellows and a life member of the Ishpeming V.F.W. Post #4573.

Larry is survived by 3 children: Larry (Lori) Jandreau of Marquette, Terry (Karen) Jandreau of Marquette and Robert (Maranda) Jandreau of Champion, 14 grandchildren: Tyler, Corey, Jacob, Isabelle, Beepsee, Grace, Tazanna, Lehman, Benjamin, Marc, Whitney, Savannah, Carson and Jaxx, 2 sisters: Connie (Ed) Ingison of Swartz Creek, MI, Donna (Bud) Eliassen of Negaunee, 6 half-brothers: Myron (Mary) Jandreau, Gus (Val) Jandreau, Ed Jandreau, John Jandreau, Rob Jandreau, and Charles Jandreau half-sisters, Denine Hebert, and Jane Warjonen, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois in 2015, a brother Dennis Jandreau and step father Donald Hebert.

Larry’s family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00-11:00am on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Pastor Lew Pizzala officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 380.

A luncheon will follow at the Ishpeming V.F.W. Post 4573.

Larry’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.