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Ambrose LeBeau (Veteran)

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Ambrose Nelson LeBeau, age 85, of Jefferson City, died Monday, January 9, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born January 15, 1926, in Westmont, Ill., the son of Arthur A. LeBeau and Anna Adeline Tyfault LeBeau. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, friend and neighbor to his family and all who knew him. He served March 20, 1947 to March 19, 1952. He served during World War II and also in the Korean Conflict, where he earned several medals, one being the Bronze Star for Under Fire Valor. He was very proud of his military service. He met his future wife in Japan and they both came to St. James, Mo. to live and to start a farm in the agricultural field that he loved. He ran a dairy milk business very successfully for 20 years, transitioning to raising and selling beef cattle. He did this also very successfully and made many longtime friends in the Cuba, St. James and Rolla area. In 1995 he sold the farm he had built up with loving care and moved to Jefferson City in 2001, where they lived to this day. Survivors include his wife, Matsue LeBeau; children, Veronica LeBeau and husband Mulu Asfaha, Lily LeBeau and husband Lyn Turner, and Richard LeBeau; his sisters and brothers, Sr. Mary Venard, Victoria Borders and husband Joe, Kliane Diane LeBeau, Lionel LeBeau and wife Lincette and Paul LeBeau; grandchildren, Christina Rogers and husband Andy, Kylie Dickneite and husband Jason, Darrell LeBeau, Sky Matthews, Tebereh Mulugeta, Joseph Mulugeta and Victoria Mulugeta; great-grandchildren, Mallory and Mitchell Rogers and Elise and Camille Ann Dickneite and Hailey Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ella Marie LeBeau and Elaine Otzenberger; and his son, Robert A. LeBeau. There will be a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Wardsville on Thursday, January 12, 2012, with Father Gregg officiating with military honors to follow funeral. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation and Burial Society. www.heartlandandcremation.com

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