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Robert Jones, of Montevideo, died Monday, October 16, 2023 at CCM Health in Montevideo at the age of 89.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 24 at 1:00 PM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Pastor Donald S. McKee will officiate and burial will be in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 23 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements are with Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home of Montevideo. www.andersontebeest.com
Robert Kenneth Jones was born December 9, 1933 in Montevideo, MN to John and Talea (Kuiper) Jones. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Bob attended Sibley School and then Montevideo High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1956, serving in Korea and receiving his honorable discharge in 1958. Bob was united in marriage to Elsie McDougal on June 25, 1960 and to this union two sons were born. He was united in marriage to Marcia Bergeson on September 30, 1989 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Returning from the service, Bob farmed with his Dad before beginning a career with MSM Heating in Montevideo. He was also the joint owner of Carousel Beauty in Montevideo and Terrific Tan salons in both Montevideo and Willmar. A second career at Innovex followed. Bob enjoyed being productive. Throughout “retirement” he continued with several jobs including the local bank, post office, and ACE Hardware - where he was unloading trucks well into his 70’s.
Bob was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school, and belonged to the church property board. He was a founding member, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist for The Rockin’ Rebels following his return from Korea, and his love of music would continue for the rest of his life. Bob was also a member of the Montevideo VFW and Scenic Valley Cruiser Car Club. He enjoyed classic cars, woodworking, gardening, traveling, dancing, and visiting.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Kevin (Julie) Jones, Kyle (Georgette) Jones, Jamie (Heather) Thompson, and Corey (Kristi) Thompson; foreign exchange daughter, Tatiana Quesada (Marco) de Jimenez; grandchildren, Adam (Kate) Jones, T’Shael Jones, Piper (Jonathan) Guttormson, Geordan (Aaron) Baker, William Jones, Griffin, Preston, Breck, and Seth Thompson, and Gloriana and Esteban Quesada de Jimenez; great-grandchildren, Simon and Sam Jones; and several extended family and friends. Kyle’s sixteen foreign exchange children also enjoyed their “Grandpa Bob” and he is loved and fondly remembered around the world.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. “Dutch” and Talea “Lillie” Jones; sisters, Arlene (Matt) Mortenson, Carol (Lyle) Nielsen and Ruth (Art) Hanson.
Blessed be his memory.