Obituaries

Wesley A. Jones

Jun 9, 2018
Jones, Wesley

Services

10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 723 Washington St., Cedar Falls

Visitation

4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo and an hour prior to the services on Saturday at the Church.

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo with Full Military honors will be accorded by Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and the US Navy Honors Detail.

Memorials

May be directed to the Humane Society of North Iowa, 2700 S. Birch Dr., Mason City, IA 50401.

Biography

Wesley A. Jones, age 70, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

He was born December 22, 1947 in Boone, Iowa, the son of Earl J. and Irene L. Hartman Jones.  Wesley graduated from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1966.  He also graduated from Hawkeye Technical Institute with an Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Upper Iowa University.  Wesley served in the US Navy from March 1, 1968 to December 1, 1971 when he was honorably discharged.

Wesley began his working career as an electrician at Chamberlain Manufacturing.  He later joined John Deere & Co. where he worked as an electrician, a maintenance supervisor and retired as manager of procurement services.  Wesley was a life member of AMVETS Post 19, a member of the American Legion and had been elected to the Waterloo Optimist Hall of Fame.  He treasured time spent following his grandchildren’s sports activities and sharing dinner each Sunday with his Mother at her home.  Wesley volunteered as a foster home for Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota and also enjoyed working on antique clocks, woodworking, bowling and fishing.

Survivors include his son, Matthew (Christine) Porter of Janesville, IA; his 4 “fur kids” Bandit, Sky, Milo and Tennille; 6 grandchildren, Alex, Aubreigh, Kyler, Blake, Blayne and Keilee; his mother, Irene Jones of Evansdale; 3 siblings, Grace (Gary) Heit of Elk Run Heights, Leslie (Rosemary) Jones of Arvada, CO and Kathy (Troy) VanHorn of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl J. Jones.

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  1. Linda & Steve Wachal | Jun 15, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayer are with all of the family. Wes will be very much missed by our group. We all enjoyed our monthly get togethers and working with him on the class reunions. I will always be thankful he helped us in our adoption of our rescue Westie, Barkley.
  2. Randy Miller | Jun 14, 2018

    As another of Wes's high school alumni, I also would like to extend my condolences to the Jones family... Wes was truly an East High Trojan ~ through and through!  I never really got to know Wes during our school years (outside of some athletics), until he became one of the class reunion committee members. He was the pre-eminent sleuth of the team ~ giving his heart and soul to uncover where the hard to find classmates resided. I am fortunate to have called him a friend... We will all miss Wes through this wonderful journey on earth.  Wes's journey on this planet has ended, but his next calling unites him with the Good Lord ~ along with a growing number of other Trojans. May God's promise of Love and refuge be given to entire Jones family during these difficult times.

  3. Suzan Decker Schmitt | Jun 13, 2018
    I am thankful to have had you as part of my life.  God is smiling as he has welcomed you home.   
  4. Linda Tyler | Jun 12, 2018
    I can’t be there to share in the celebration of your  life. Sending hugs across the miles for your family during this difficult time.  I will miss our FridayLoo meetups and you being  my dance partner at the   reunions. You will certainly be missed my friend. 
  5. Alice Flener Anders | Jun 12, 2018
    Condolences to Wes's family.  Caught up with Wes on FB and at class reunions.  What a gentleman and always smiling.  He will be missed.  I hope his fur babies will be in good hands ... I know he loved them so.
  6. Judee Simons - Baer | Jun 12, 2018
    God has Wes in His hands, we have Wes in our hearts.
  7. Rick Gales | Jun 12, 2018
    Fair winds and following seas...
  8. Cindy Blonigan | Jun 11, 2018
    Goodby Wes, from your favorite cousin!  Thanks for the laughs and funny times that were way too few.
  9. Gary and Carolyn Derifield | Jun 11, 2018

    To the family of Wes - our sincere sympathy goes out to you all. He will be missed by so many, including his many High School friends.  God Bless you with many fond memories.  

  10. Janet Jones Collins | Jun 11, 2018
    Good bye my dear friend, I will miss you so, we spent many hours together over the years, and made so many memories. I thank GOD he brought you into my life, I will never forget you, what a loss for so many.

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