Madison - Albert (Al) Joseph Jeardeau, age 80, passed away September 10, 2013 in the loving arms of his daughter-in-law, Joyce Jeardeau.
Al was born to Arthur and Martha (Edge) Jeardeau on April 2, 1933. He was raised on a farm in Southwestern Wisconsin and spent two years in the army following high school. He met his wife Jackie on a blind date and they were married July 6, 1957.
Al was an avid ham radio operator who communicated around the world with call sign WB9BRF and morse code. Al worked for Oscar Mayer as a Stationary Engineer in the Power Plant for over 35 years.
Al was a man respected and loved by all who knew him. Al fought a decades long medical condition that raised havoc with his body, but never broke his spirit. Every day he laughed and joked with those around him. And he loved and cared for his family till the very last moment.
Al is survived by his devoted wife, Jackie, three children, son David Jeardeau (Joyce) of Madison, WI, daughter Diana Houston (David Eggen) of Maple Grove, MN and daughter Geri Minard (Rick) of Newberry, MI, two granddaughters, Amy Jeardeau (Keaka) and Stacey Porter (Patrick), and seven great grandchildren, Dennis, PJ, Samantha, Grace, Haley, Victoria, and Francheska .
Funeral services will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jerry Amstutz officiating.
A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm and again on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of services. Graveside services will follow the at Town of Dunn Cemetery, Dunn, Wisconsin.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org), 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or the National Organization for Rare Disorders (www.rarediseases.org) 55 Kenosia Ave, Danbury, CT 06813.
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3325 E. Washington Ave.
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