Died: January 05, 2007
John W. “Jack” Jones, 85 of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center.
John William Jones was born July 12, 1921, in Cass County, Iowa, the son of John E. and Christina (Knop) Jones. He was baptized on September 14, 1921 at Zion Lutheran Church and confirmed on Palm Sunday, 1936
He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, having been stationed in the Pacific.
On July 18, 1948, Jack married Phyllis Buzzell at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
He was a lifelong Cass County, Iowa, resident and was a self employed livestock and grain farmer, having raised purebred Duroc Hogs until his farm sale on January 9, 1981. At that time he went to work as caretaker of the Cass County Farm until 1988.
Jack was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, where he served as an Elder and was a member of the Men’s Club.
He had served on the Cumberland-Massena School Board, was a member of the Cass County Pork Producers and was a 4-H leader.
Jack is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Atlantic, Iowa; four daughters, Marilyn Jones of Des Moines, Iowa, Janice Steffen and her husband, David of Cumberland, Iowa, Nancy Johnson and her husband, Iver of Lamar, Missouri, Rosalie Kloppenburg and her husband, Rick of Osceola, Iowa; a son, David Jones and his wife, Cathy of Cumberland, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Andrew Steffen and his wife, Jody of Griswold, Iowa, Jessica Evans and her husband, Ryan of Griswold, Iowa, Nathan Steffen and his fiancé, Andrea Olive of Cumberland, Iowa, Heidi Johnson of Gainesville, Florida, Anna Johnson of Lockwood, Missouri, Jill Kloppenburg of Maryville, Missouri, Jenny Addison and her husband, Troy of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Katie Kloppenburg of Osceola, Iowa, and Bethany Jones of San Francisco, California; five great-grandchildren, Sydney Steffen, Shelby Steffen, Eric McKee, Logan Evans, and Collin Evans.
He is also survived by his sister, Gladys Hall of Atlantic, Iowa, two brothers, Frank and his wife, Darlene of Atlantic, Iowa, and Glenn and his wife, Maria Jones of Madrid, Spain,
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Christina Jones, and a grandson, John Paul Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic with the Reverend Ken Davidson officiating and assisted by the Reverend Ted Weishaupt of the First Lutheran Church of Wiota.
Public visitation will be Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic. The family will meet for a brief prayer service at 6:00 p.m., also at Hockenberry’s.
Committal services and interment will be held in the Southlawn Memory Gardens, south of Atlantic. Following the cemetery services, fellowship and lunch will be held in the fellowship hall at Zion Lutheran Church.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic is tending to the arrangements.