August 5, 1935 - November 1, 2019
Robert “Bob” Jones
Age 84, of Bloomington. Greatly loved by his wife, Merrilee (Olson); daughters, Kim Kauser (Mike) and Lisa Jurek; son, Mike Jones (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Nicole Riggs, Chris Kauser, Gabrielle Kauser, Alyssa Walsh (Dave), A.J. Omlie, Allison Thorne, Cody Jurek, Tristan Jurek and Brady Jurek; great-grandchildren, Jakob, Tatum, Alanah and London; brothers, Jim (Lora) Jones and Jack (Mai) Jones; and sister, Phyllis (Joel) Dillner. Preceded in death by his warm and fun loving wife, Jeanette (Olson) Jones; cherished daughter, Patty Omlie; brothers, Arthur “Buzz” Jones, Tom Jones; and sister, Bonnie Strauch.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Moose Lake, MN, son of Arthur and Marvel (Tracy) Jones, where he learned hard work, a can-do spirit, entrepreneurship and saving a buck. Bob joined the Navy during the Korean War, specially trained to be an Air Traffic Controller which he performed on Naval Bases in Patuxent River, MD and Midway Island where an accident caused blindness. In spite of that he raised a family, worked in metal stamping, Minnesota Society for the Blind and maintained a home and yard. He developed carpentry skills and completed home projects with passion and precision. He was a consummate walker and found joy in listening to his favorite sports team – the Minnesota Twins, tuned in on WCCO! But, most importantly he achieved being a beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.
Thank you to all the caregivers at the VA, Regions Hospital, Capitol View Rehab and Southview Acres who gave care from the heart.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Visitation 1 hour prior
Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel
6527 Portland Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Moose Lake, Minnesota