Armand R. Charbonneau, 93, of Marysville, KS, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2023, at Cambridge Place in Marysville.
As we celebrate Armand's life and grieve his loss, we invite all who knew him to join us in paying their respects and bidding him farewell. A visitation was held on Tuesday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.
A rosary service was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church. Father Quentin Schmitz officiated. Rosemary Forst played the organ while Paula Landoll led the congregation singing “On Eagles Wings”, “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Ave Maria.”
The pallbearers were Nicholas Pfizenmaier, Nathan Charbonneau, Trevor Charbonneau, Brett Charbonneau, Anthony Long and Andrew Crownover.
Following the service, burial was in St. Gregory's Catholic Cemetery.
Armand was born on February 24, 1930, in rural Clyde, KS, to his loving parents Albert and Eda (LaBarge) Charbonneau. Armand had a deep connection to his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He led a fulfilling and diverse life filled with hard work and dedication. Throughout his career, he touched many lives with his talents and skills. He enjoyed farming before becoming a shear operator at Gilmore Tatge in Clay Center. Later, he worked as a shear and brake operator at Landoll Corporation in Marysville until his well-deserved retirement at the age of 71.
Not only was Armand dedicated to his work, but he also proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp from 1951 to 1953.
Beyond his professional accomplishments and military service, Armand had a wide range of interests that brought joy to his life. He found great satisfaction in creating wire art and spending time working in his garage or garden. He loved the simplicity of riding his bicycle through nature's beauty whenever he had the chance. One of Armand's greatest joys was sharing his knowledge and teaching his children and grandchildren how to fix anything that needed repairing.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Rosanna; children: Jerome (Mindy) Charbonneau of Clay Center, KS; Mark (Theresa) Charbonneau of Clay Center; Audrey (Randy) Pfizenmaier of Morganville, KS; Denise Long of Downs, KS; Dennis (Laurie) Charbonneau of Peculiar, MO; and Lori (Gary) Crownover of Marysville; siblings, Rosella Hubert and Ernest (Evelyn) Charbonneau, both of Concordia; fifteen grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Each one of them carries a piece of his legacy, passing on the values and lessons he taught them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Ella Mae Charbonneau; brother, Eddie Charbonneau; son-in-law, Jim Long; brother-in-law, Raymond Hubert; and sister-in-law, Leona Charbonneau.
Armand R. Charbonneau was a beloved individual whose kindness touched the lives of many. His warm smile and caring nature made a lasting impact on everyone he encountered. We take solace in knowing that he has found eternal peace and that his memory will endure through the recollections shared by those who loved him.
A memorial fund has been established to St. Gregory's Catholic School. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Armand Richard Charbonneau, please visit our flower store.