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Jerry James Jones
Jerry James Jones, 74, of Watkins, Iowa, died at home surrounded by family on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, after fighting lung cancer.
Jerry was born on Oct. 19, 1948, to Donald (Don) and Katheryn (Kay) Jones, in Lime Springs, Iowa. Jerry later moved South and settled in Watkins. He worked many years for Whirlpool and ran his own 40 acre farm. Jerry enjoyed the occasional fishing trips, hunting every year, any western he had time to watch, bird watching, Sudoku puzzles and spending time with his family.
Jerry is survived by his daughters, Erin (Clarence) Brunston of Fordyce, Ark., Katie (Phillip) Mixdorf of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Amanda Jones of Watkins, Iowa; his brother, Russell Jones of Chester, Iowa; sisters, Sandy (Tim) Good of Canton, Minn., and Wendy (Jim) Richardson of Canton, Minn.; niece, Sara Burke; nephew, Evan Richardson; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and two grandsons, Jayson Jones and Shawn Mixdorf.
A visitation for Jerry will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Hindt Funeral Home in Le Roy, Minn. A small gathering of family and friends will gather for a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Chester Hill Cemetery in Chester, Iowa.