Jones, Kenneth W.
Age 83, died on February 25, 2020 with his loving wife Shirley by his side; also survived by his children Jay (Terri) Jones, Jill (Roger) Simon and Julie (Dave) Pettijohn; grandchildren Brandon (Bethany) Jones, Kayleen Jones (Ian Moore), Jacob Jones (Taylor Olson), Mara Simon and Ella Simon. Ken is preceded in death by his 5 sisters. Ken was born and raised in Estherville, Iowa. He proudly served his country in the US Airforce 1954-1956 attaining the rank of Technical Sargent. He was employed for over 30 years as a Computer Procurement Specialist with Sperry Univac/ Unisys corporation. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, wood working and sharing stories. He volunteered his beautiful baritone voice recording books on tape for the blind at the local Braille Institute. He was an active volunteer St. Johns’ Catholic Church serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister, server at funerals, and office assistant. He held a 3rd degree ranking and was a 30 year member of the Knights of Columbus North St. Paul Council. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Thursday, March 5th at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 380 E. Little Canada Rd., Little Canada. Visitation at church one hour prior to Mass. Private burial Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
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