Robert A. “Bob” Jones
Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:04 pm
Robert A. “Bob” Jones, 67, of Russell, Minn., 67, died on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, surrounded by family at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall, Minn.
A “celebration of life” memorial service for Jones was held Sunday, at the Russell Community Center in Russell.
Robert A. Jones was born on March 31, 1943, in Martin, to the late Truman and Bertie Wilburn Jones. At age seven, he moved with his family to Chicago. After his schooling, Bob enlisted in the U. S. Navy. After his discharge from the service, he returned to the Chicago area. In 1972, he was united in marriage to Joy Gronau. The couple made their home in the Chicago area, Martin and in 1982, moved to Marshall, Minn. Jones worked for the Schwan Food Company as a sales person, warehouse manager and later the manager for the Third Party National Warehouse. He enjoyed breeding Arabian Horses, fishing, spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and watching the food network. He is survived by his wife, Joy Jones, of Russell, son and daughter-in-law, Robert Mark and Victoria Jones of Martin, their children Seth, Asa, Joy and Mary Kate, two daughters and sons-in-law Tamara and Jeff Phortmiller of Chicago, their children Jessica, Ashley and Shelby, and Heather and Shawn Murphy of Charlotte, N.C., a sister Mary Margaret Bouffard of Milan,, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by siblings Mary, June, Sandra and Tommy.