James L. “Jim” Jones
September 10, 1933 – January 22, 2022
James “Jim” Jones passed away peacefully the afternoon of Saturday, January 22, 2022, with the love of his family and friends with him. Jim was born in Sibley, Iowa in 1933. His parents were Eva and Glenn Jones.
He received his degree from Sibley High School and began work with Northwestern Bell as a lineman. While working at the phone company, he met the love of his life, Juanita Hegstad. Jim joined the Air Force in 1953 and later that year, on December 21st would marry Juanita.
Jim would re-join the phone company after serving his country and in 1955 he and Juanita would welcome their first son, Kim. Craig followed and Nancy was the last to join the family. The family would move several times due to work transfers and eventually settled after retirement in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. He was an active member of the Masons and the Shriners.
Jim was a friend to everyone that knew him. He was always willing to help with anything that was needed and was often called upon to do repairs and handy work. There wasn’t anything in Jim’s mind that couldn’t be fixed or repaired.
He will be missed by his family; son, Craig Jones (Kathy Elsberry) of Boone, Iowa; daughter, Nancy Gruwell (Jerry) of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Lindsey Davis (Scott) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Brad Gruwell (Morgan Colony) of Omaha, NE; as well as other relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by his fellow residents and caregivers at Bickford Cottages on Blondo, Omaha, NE.
Jim was preceded in death by wife, Juanita; son, Kim; sister, Dorothy Wright; and parents, Glenn Jones and Eva Thomas.
VISITATION: Thursday, January 27th from 12noon to 1pm followed by Funeral Services at 1pm, all at West Center Chapel. Interment will follow on Friday, January 28th, 1pm at Lakeview Cemetery, Spirit Lake, IA. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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