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Joanne Jones

November 23, 1934 - September 11, 2012


5-7:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

10-11:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

11:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.


Following the funeral luncheon, there will be a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery.


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro. 

Joanne Jones

November 23, 1934 - September 11, 2012


Joanne Ruth Jones, age 77, of Hillsboro, ND, peacefully entered into the presence of her Savior on September, 11, 2012, in Fargo, ND. 

Joanne was the second child of Herman and Irene Holzkamm, born on November 23, 1934, in Hillsboro, ND, where both she and her older brother Donald were raised. Graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1952, she then attended business school in Fargo. On June 15, 1953, Joanne married Charles (Chuck) H. Jones at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Their daughter Lisa was born several years later. They made their home in Hillsboro. Joanne worked for Selective Service for eighteen years in Hillsboro and later in Fargo. She then worked for DOE and ROTC at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. 

Joanne’s relationship with Jesus Christ and her family were the most important things in her life. She had a tender heart with the gift to notice and help people who were hurting or in need.  She was selfless in giving of herself. After retiring, she devoted her life to caring for her family and volunteering extensively.  She was a lifelong member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and a devoted member of the choir for more than sixty years. She was involved with Hillsboro Women’s Club, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the Plummer House/Traill County Museum & their annual Christmas Extravaganza dinners, organizing multiple Hillsboro celebration parades, the Hillsboro Red Hats, various Bible studies, in singing with a local trio, and many other activities.

A voracious reader, Joanne loved researching and learning about everything.  She loved all types of music, but particularly singing and playing piano. She loved spending time with her granddaughters and cherished being with family, especially at the family lake cabin in Minnesota.  She loved writing letters and sending cards. 

Joanne is survived by her husband of 59 years, Chuck Jones (of Hillsboro, ND), her daughter and son-in-law Lisa & Charlie Vein, granddaughters Laura Vein (Alex Jackson), Jennifer Vein, and Michelle Vein. 

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents Herman & Irene Holzkamm, and her brother and sister-in-law Don & Virginia Holzkamm.    

In lieu of flowers, memorials, given to the choice of the donor, are preferred.



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  1. Tamara Cushman says:

    Cooperstown ND
    So sorry to hear about Joanne. She was such a sweet classy lady! I am so glad I got to see her at Leon’s service! Thoughts and prayers are with you! May your memories give you comfort!

  2. Joe and Cheryl Henn says:

    Marshall MN
    Lisa and Family – So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe and Cheryl

  3. Kitty Lemm says:

    Jamestown ND
    Lisa, Chuck and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She is such a fixture in my memories of high school and Rainbow. We were so fortunate to have such strong mothers and role models. Prayers and sympathies, may God give you comfort.



    West Columbia S.C. Dear Leeza,
    I enjoyed meeting your pretty mom so much. She wrote me several beautiful thank you notes after the wedding and I cherish them. I wish I could have spent more time with her.
    So lovely.
    Sandra Howe Jackson

  5. Trudy Soli says:

    Grand Forks, ND
    I worked with Joanne during her stint at UND AROTC. She was truly a woman of poise and knowledge. I know in the short time I worked with her, the most important things to her were her family her parents, Chuck, Lisa and granddaughters. She talked non-stop about them. I am truly sorry for your loss of this beautiful woman. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

  6. Laurie Stein says:

    I am saddened by the loss of a beautiful woman, but I am also grateful that I had the chance to know her and work with her through Elbow Lake Lutheran and the summer vacation Bible School there. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Laurie & Jon

  7. Kay and Ed Stevens says:

    Waubun Minnesota
    We were so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Chuck and daughter and family.

    Elbow Lake Lutheran
    Tulaby Lake

  8. John Aker says:

    Cleveland WisconsinSo sorry to hear of your loss Chuck and Lisa. I was really glad I was able to talk to both of you before you left for church on Thursday. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Patty Aker

  9. Schusters, Wards,Fevigs, and Sprouls says:

    Drayton ND
    Dear Chuck,Lisa,Charlie,Laura,Jennifer, Michelle, Alex, and Dear Friends – Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the death of a Dear Child of God. To see Joanne was to see the Lord Jesus Christ working in her life and the love of the Lord and her family was obvious. We consider it a privilige to have known Joanne, shared time at the lake and at the Little Elbow Lake Chapel!

  10. Tammy Nelson says:

    Hillsboro ND
    We are sorry for the sudden loss of a beautiful lady. Joanne was such an example of a woman who was strong in her convictions and yet did everything with class, grace, poise and dignity. Her daughter, Lisa, who is my friend and classmate is so much like her. Embrace all the endless memories. Chuck, Lisa and Family – We will continue to pray you through this.

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