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Charles "Chuck" Jones

December 22, 1930 - December 30, 2014

Gathering:

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.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Hillsboro Nursing Home, Hillsboro N.D.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Arrangements:

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Charles "Chuck" Jones

December 22, 1930 - December 30, 2014

Obituary

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.

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  1. Fuller Sheldon says:

    Mapleton ND
    Condolences on your/our loss. Blessed Assurance–Jesus is Mine. This confi-dence makes the separation temporary. Brothers Ladd and Gene worked for Dad in the early ’50s. Mary and Ladd were the first couple to live in the new house built to replace the one lost by fire. They arrived with a Nash 2-door coupe pulling a 2 wheel trailer with all their goods. Bill was a bit younger than I, Patty a sister’s age and Anita born while there. We have a few seconds of movie of Gene plowing with our then-new D6 pulling 9-14s. Mother really enjoyed Mary, sharing their Faith together. Ladd had to tie the cows to keep them from kicking, because he was so strong and milked so fast. Dad liked that, and his big wide smile and happy heart.
    Chuck bought coal from me several winters to heat his bldg. He really agonized over the loss of his friend and salesman on that fishing trip. We lamented together. Claim his faith!

  2. Vicki Heckman says:

    Thief River Falls MN
    Dear Lisa and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Chuck. Sorry that he had to leave but happy that he can join your mother. Your Dad was always willing to help anyone. He sold me my first car in 1968 a 1952 Pontiac for 75 bucks. I paid him $10 a month with the final payment of $5. We stood outside the garage, he shuck my hand and said “you be careful now”. Such a kind man.
    God Bless You Lisa.
    Love,
    Vicki

  3. Laurie Krueger says:

    Grand Forks Leeza, Charlie & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, grandfather, loved one. Please know we’ve been praying and will continue to pray for you.
    God bless his memory and may He surround you and comfort you during this time.

    Laurie & Loren Krueger

  4. Fuller Sheldon says:

    Mapleton ND

    Condolences on your/our loss. Blessed Assurance–Jesus is Mine. This confi-dence makes the separation temporary. Brothers Ladd and Gene worked for Dad in the early ’50s. Mary and Ladd were the first couple to live in the new house built to replace the one lost by fire. They arrived with a Nash 2-door coupe pulling a 2 wheel trailer with all their goods. Bill was a bit younger than I, Patty a sister’s age and Anita born while there. We have a few seconds of movie of Gene plowing with our then-new D6 pulling 9-14s. Mother really enjoyed Mary, sharing their Faith together. Ladd had to tie the cows to keep them from kicking, because he was so strong and milked so fast. Dad liked that, and his big wide smile and happy heart.
    Chuck bought coal from me several winters to heat his bldg. He really agonized over the loss of his friend and salesman on that fishing trip. We lamented together. Claim his faith!
    ;

  5. Vicki Heckman says:

    Thief River Falls MND

    ear Lisa and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Chuck. Sorry that he had to leave but happy that he can join your mother. Your Dad was always willing to help anyone. He sold me my first car in 1968 a 1952 Pontiac for 75 bucks. I paid him $10 a month with the final payment of $5. We stood outside the garage, he shuck my hand and said \”you be careful now\”. Such a kind man.
    God Bless You Lisa.
    Love,
    Vicki;

  6. Laurie Krueger says:

    Grand Forks Leeza, Charlie & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, grandfather, loved one. Please know we’ve been praying and will continue to pray for you.
    God bless his memory and may He surround you and comfort you during this time.

    Laurie & Loren Krueger;

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