Robert A. Jondreau, 66, of Norge, was reunited on Aug. 10, 2013, with his parents, William and Mary Jondreau; siblings, William, Alice, Nancy, and Gerald; and daughter, Andrea.
Robert was the son of the formal tribal leader, William "Boyzie" Jondreau of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
He was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, scholar, coach, mentor, drum keeper, and most important, a friend. Robert always protected his family, and was considered an ogiitchida ("great warrior") among his family and community.
Robert grew up on the L'Anse Indian Reservation on Lake Superior in Baraga, Mich. He spent his youth hunting and fishing the North Woods. His career of 26 years in the Air Force took him all around the world and back.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jamie Ware-Jondreau; children, Monique, William, Bobbie, Jerry, Teshena, Meno; as well as a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Olaf Catholic Church with a service beginning at 10 a.m. and a visitation beginning an hour prior. Memorial contributions in Robert's memory may be made to the
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