John A. Jones passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017.
John was educated in the Des Moines Independent Public School System. After graduation in 1948 he served in the Army. John moved to Minnesota in 1952, where he met Claire Rodgers. They married in 1955 and raised their four children — Darwin, Keith, Bernard and Lucinda Jones — in Lakeville.
Mourning John’s loss are his children Darwin (Rita) Jones, Keith Jones, Bernard Jones and Lucinda Jones; eight grandchildren Justin (Christa) Jones, Brandon Jones, Christopher Jones, Kyle (Marissa), Keegan Jones, Cameron Jones, Irie Jones and Kiana Jones; and four great-grandchildren Christian Jones, Caden Jones, Jace Jones and Paxton Jones.
A memorial service will be held at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul on Saturday, June 3, 10 am — 12 pm.