|Robert LaJambe, 60|
|Written by TRF Times|
Oklee - Robert LaJambe, 60, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee, with Rev. Robert Paulson and Rev. Gary Graff officiating. Casket bearers included Wade Piccolo, Eddie Piccolo, David Kuennen, Ryan Gonsior, Benjamin Hofstad and Darrin Hofstad. Honorary casket bearers included all of Robert’s caregivers for the last 15 years. Interment was held at Zion Cemetery in Oklee.
Robert Duane LaJambe was born on April 20, 1944 in Thief River Falls, the son of Edmund and Doris (Riel) LaJambe. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee and attended school in Oklee.
Bobby lived at home with his parents until the age of 23. Then he lived for a short time in Brainerd, Fergus Falls, and for the last 15 years in Red Lake Falls. Bobby worked at the ODC in Red Lake Falls.
He loved country music, animals and making crafts. Bobby loved his group home family and his fellow work family at the ODC.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee and attended the last years at Bethany Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls.
Survivors include his mother, Doris LaJambe of Oklee; brothers and sisters, Barbara (Terry) Knutson of Bloomington, Elizabeth (Joe) Piccolo of Becker, LaVonne (Gene) Goss of River Falls, Wis., Ardis (Rene) Hofstad of Oklee, and Jon (Karen) LaJambe of Eagen; several nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Knutson, Jason Knutson, Wade Piccolo, Eddie Piccolo, Brett Gonsior, Ryan Gonsior, Angele Stewart, Benjamin Hofstad, Darrin Hofstad, Kelli Jo Bedow, Danielle LaJambe, Haley LaJambe; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Bobby was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Edmund LaJambe; and an infant brother.