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In Memory of L. Newel Jones


11:00 am -1:00 pm Tuesday, February 19 at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ

Funeral Services

1:00 pm Tuesday, February 19 at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ

L. Newel Jones, age 93 of Roberts, passed away peacefully February 15, 2013, surrounded by his family at his residence where he and his wife, Dorothy farmed for all of their lives.  Newel was born February 12, 1920 in Baldwin, WI; the son of Lloyd and Lucy (Clapp) Jones.  Newel graduated from Baldwin High School, the class of 1938.  After high school, Newel worked on his family farm.  He was united in marriage on November 10, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Osseo, MN.  Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Harvey and Daryl.  Newel was a devoted and loving husband to Dorothy for 66 years and a wonderful father to his sons.  Farming was the core of Newel’s life, his dedication was shown through his hard work and love of the land. Farming, faith and his family were of importance to Newel, and for which he will be remembered.

Newel is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; sons, Harvey (Stephanie) Jones of Hastings and Daryl Jones of Hudson; grandchildren:  Matthew (Beth) Jones, Kathryn (Tony) Seleski, Mark (Kari) Jones, Morgan, MacKenzie and Michael Jones; step- grandchildren, Patrick (Katie) Swanson, Peter (Lori) Swanson and Paul Swanson; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Newel was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Carlson. 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Dr., Roberts, with Pastor Melinda Feller officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church.  Interment will take place at Warren Cemetery in Roberts.  Pallbearers assisting with the services will be:  Matthew, Mark & Michael Jones, Tony Seleski, Patrick, Peter and Paul Swanson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kathryn Seleski, Morgan Jones and MacKenzie Jones.   Memorials are preferred to the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ.  Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725.  www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

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