Donald F. Billadeau, 83
Jan. 17, 1935 – March 17, 2018
Donald F. Billadeau, 83, of St. Cloud, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud.
A Memorial Mass celebrating his life was held March 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Interment was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Don was born Jan. 17, 1935 in Crookston, Minn. to Donald and Evelyn (Beaudry) Billadeau. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He married Joan Meyer on July 30, 1973 in St. Joseph. He worked for Western Electric as an installer for 24 years out of its St. Cloud office. He then moved to Mesa, Ariz. and worked for Chambers Electronics. Billadeau was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, the Knights of Columbus and was a former Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Communication Workers of America and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a loving husband, a great cook and a man that was well liked by all.
Survivors include his sister, Joyce Billadeau of White Bear Lake; sisters-in-law; Marilyn (Francis) Court of St. Joseph; Rosemary Meyer of St. Joseph; Lois (Bruce) Berry of Minneapolis; Eileen Zurnieden of Otsego; Mary (Keith) Dombrovski of Paynesville; brothers-in-law; George (Kathy) Meyer of Angora, Minn.; James (Maura) Meyer of Rogers; Gerald (Judy) Meyer of St. Joseph; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Joan on Aug. 30, 2009.