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Jeffrey D. Jones

June 3, 1953 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 67)


Jeffrey Dale Jones, age 67, of Chaska, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Born June 3, 1953 to Dale and Josephine (Helleck) Jones at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. In 1974 he married Donna Schwarz at Zion Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. While living in Albert Lea Jeff worked at Wilson and Company. In the 1980s Jeff and Donna moved to Chaska. Jeff worked at Jordan Transformer, L Wilson Power Corp, and General Mills. Jeff attended Living Hope Lutheran Church in Chaska, and then most recently St. Andrews in Eden Prairie. Jeff enjoyed time spent with family, wood working, whistling and singing the chorus to random songs, and telling long stories to all who would listen. He made quick friends with the people he met through his undeniable charm and kindness.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Chaska; children: Josh Jones of Chaska, Jamie and her husband Galen Kanazawa of St. Paul; siblings: Gail and her husband Ron Rhea of Byhalia, MS, Carol and her husband Luverne Schultz of Conger, Marge and her husband Bill Entorf of Albert Lea, Michael and his wife Cindy of Brownsdale, and Steven and his wife Carol of Joliet, IL; sister-in-law Diane Willaby of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Joshua and William Jones of Carver, and Aiden Kanazawa of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet O'Byrne; sister-in-law, Caroline and her husband, Lyle Attig; brother-in-law, Duane Willaby; brother-in-law, Tom O'Byrne.

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