In Memory of
Joseph Rondeau, Jr.

Joe Rondeau (right) with HQ Battery buddies, Munich, 1945.

In my mind we came here to thank God that men like these have lived,
rather than to regret that they have died.

— General George S. Patton, Jr.

   Joseph F. Rondeau, Jr. of Kissimmee, FL, died Thursday, August 9, 2001. Born in Marinette, WI, he moved to Central Florida in 1997 from Arkansas.

   Mr. Rondeau, a Catholic, was a retired Ben Franklin Dime Store owner; he also owned and operated the Royal Resort in Mountain Home, AK.

   As a resident of Menominee, MI, he was active in the Rotary, was an Exalted Ruler of the Elks, and served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce. A veteran of WW II, Mr. Rondeau served with the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion in the European Theater of Operations, where he earned four battle stars for participation in the campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.

   He is survived by his wife, Margaret Rondeau of Kissimmee; a son, Joseph Rondeau of Kissimmee; and a sister, Florence Converse of Menominee.

   Memorial services will be held Monday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grissom Chapel, Kissimmee, FL, with the Reverend Peter Puntal of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church officiating. Internment will be in his hometown of Marinette, WI.

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