Donald Myron Jones, 91

Donald Myron Jones, age 91 of Waterville died on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Pleasant Manor in Faribault.

Born on January 30, 1928 in Le Sueur, Minnesota, he was the son of Walter “Buck” and Mabel (Nyblom) Jones. As a child, Don and his family moved to Walker, MN where he attended high school. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII until his honorable discharge in 1946. Donald married Loretta Brown on June 12, 1948. Don worked as parts driver for Wheel Service for 25 years and also as a mechanic at various places. He later worked for the MN Veteran’s Home in Minneapolis for 10 years before retiring. Don and Loretta moved to Waterville in 1999 and they also spent several winters in Arizona. Don enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-German Lake and the American Legion of Forest Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta of Waterville; three children, Neil (Marsha) Jones of South St. Paul, Jean (Leland) Kendrick of Osceola, WI, and Wayne (Teresa) Jones of Minneapolis; daughter-in-law, Rose Jones of FL; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Dean in infancy and Gary; and one brother, Allen Jones.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-German Lake. Visitation will be held on Friday, one hour before services at the church. Private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.


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