5-7:00 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Hillsboro Nursing Home, Hillsboro N.D.
10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.
7:00 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Hillsboro Nursing Home, Hillsboro N.D.
Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.
Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Charles “Chuck” Harry Jones, age 84, of Hillsboro, ND, peacefully entered into the presence of his Savior on December 30, 2014, in Grand Forks, ND. He was a man of great faith, love & humor.
Chuck was born on December 22, 1930, in Pierre, SD, the sixth of nine children born to Charles & Dorothea Jones. His family moved to the Pine River area of Minnesota in 1940. He attended school in Pine River until 1948, where at the age of 17, he joined the United States Army. He served post World War II occupational duty in Japan for 5 months in the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment. After spending some time at home in Minnesota, he visited his older brother Kenny in Hillsboro, ND. In 1949, Chuck moved to Hillsboro, working initially at the Viking Hotel/Cafe, where he met his future wife Joanne Holzkamm. On June 15, 1953, Chuck & Joanne were married at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Their daughter Lisa was born several years later. They made their home in HIllsboro.
Chuck worked a variety of other jobs throughout his life, from work in creameries in both Pine River & Hillsboro, to cutting pulp in Minnesota, to shingling roofs, to working as a sound man & night chef in the galley on an iron ore ship in the Great Lakes, to a mechanic & owner/operator of Holzkamm Pontiac in Hillsboro, which later became C Jones Sales & Service. He was an active member of the Hillsboro VFW and past commander. He was also involved at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Hillsboro Senior Citizens Center, and The Plummer House/Traill County Museum & their annual Christmas Extravaganza Dinners. He was an avid (and very excellent) fisherman who loved spending time at the family lake cabin in Minnesota. He loved singing harmony & yodeling, spending time with family and friends, & cracking jokes with anyone he met. Chuck survived many health trials in his life, including major lung cancer in 1996 & has been a walking miracle since then.
Chuck’s relationship with Jesus Christ & with his family & friends were the the most important things in his life. He received Christ as his personal savior at age 13, through to the ministries of Mildred Chapel in Pine River, MN, and the mentorship of Pastor John Wiens.
Chuck is survived by his daughter & son-in law Lisa & Charlie Vein, granddaughters Laura Vein (Alex Jackson), Jennifer Vein, and Michelle Vein. He is also survived by his sisters June Velsvaag and Grace King & brother Leland Jones.
Chuck was preceded in death by his dear wife Joanne, parents, brothers Lester, Kenneth, Gene, Ladd, and sister Betty Bartel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials, given to the Hillsboro Medical Center or at the choice of the donor, are preferred.
God bless his memory until we meet again.