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Lewis A. Jones

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lewis A. Jones, age 91, of Storm Lake and formerly of Rembrandt, died Jan. 15, 2013 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Private graveside services took place on Friday at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Lewis Alfred Jones was born Sept. 14, 1921 in Blencoe, the son of Lewis Earl and Flora Fern (Love) Jones.

Growing up, he attended Mobley country school in Monona County. He completed grades one through eight before having to quit school. After quitting school, he helped his father farm as well as taking two purebred stallions to different locations in the area to be used as breeding animals by the area farmers.

Lewis picked a lot of corn by hand as a young man. He entered several hand corn picking contests around the Blencoe and Little Sioux area. He worked as a hired man for Fred Klean in Buena Vista County in the 1940s before getting his own place to start farming.

On Aug. 21, 1943, Leiws was united in marriage to Wilma Fern Heistand in Storm Lake. Together, they were blessed with two children, Dorothy and Gordon. He later married Lois Guiver in January of 2004.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Lewis loved spending time with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Brummer of Albert City; daughter-in-law, Pam (Mike) Cronin of Cleghorn; grandchildren: Kerry (Brian) Amendt of Spencer; Lane Jones of Rembrandt; Jeanna Bergendahl of Cleghorn; great-grandchildren: Tyler and Erika Amendt; Braxton Bergendahl; extended family and friends.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gordon Jones; two wives, Wilma and Lois; sister, Viola Ruffcorn; and one brother, Elmo Jones.