L. Newel Jones, 93L. Newel Jones, age 93, of Roberts, passed away peacefully Feb. 15 surrounded by his family at his residence where he and his wife, Dorothy, farmed for all of their lives.
L. Newel Jones, age 93, of Roberts, passed away peacefully Feb. 15 surrounded by his family at his residence where he and his wife, Dorothy, farmed for all of their lives.
Newel was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Baldwin, Wis., 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 Nov. 10, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Osseo, Minn. 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 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Dr., Roberts, with Pastor Melinda Feller officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Warren Cemetery in Roberts. Pallbearers assisting with the services will be Matthew, Mark, and 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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