Roger Jones

Roger C. Jones, 67, of Sumner, died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo from complications following surgery.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner with Rev. Jim Brokman officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church on Monday, December 17, and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. A scripture service will also be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday at the church. The family suggests that memorial donations be made in his name to SEMS. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Roger’s family. His remains have been cremated.

Roger C. Jones, son of Clarence and Mathilda Bouska Jones, was born March 26, 1945, at Sumner, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner. He received his education in the Sumner schools, graduating from Sumner High School in 1963. On July 20, 1968, he was united in marriage with Sharon Krueger at Immaculate Conception Church in Sumner. He retired after thirty years at Deere & Co. in 1994, and purchased Thunder Lanes in Sumner in 1997. He also worked for many years at E&M Lumber Co. in Sumner and did garden tilling and snow removal for area residents and businesses. He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered at SEMS and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever, but he most enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. He loved running the bowling alley, making his "famous burgers", bowling, and going to bowling tournaments.

In addition to his wife, Sharon of Sumner, he is survived by one son, Brad Jones of Sumner; one daughter, Lori (Erik) Smith of Cannon Falls, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Bailey Jones of Monroe, Iowa, Kimberly (Colby) Hoff of Mt. Vernon, South Dakota; Nicole (Peter) Otto of Red Wing, Minnesota, and Bracken Smith of Cannon Falls, Minnesota; three great grandchildren, Alyson and James Otto, and Olivia Hoff; two brothers, Leo (Linda) Jones of Hawkeye and Robert (Shirley) Jones of Des Moines; four sisters, Mary Anderson of Fertile, Iowa, Lee Strempke of Westgate, Rachel Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Dorothy Baker of Rockaway Beach, Missouri; and several nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his father and mother; his step father, Joe Volker; and two brothers, Ralph and Kenneth.


Darrell Steege on December 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM said:

Deepest sympathy on your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Roger at E and M or eating lunch at the bowling alley.
Kimberly Hoff (smith) on December 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM said:

I love you and miss you so much...
Diana Briske (Diney) on December 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM said:

Sharon and family: I was so very sad to learn about Roger's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.
john and sheila chapman on December 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM said:

sharon, brad and lori
So sorry to hear about rogers passing.Brian called and told me,and I was shocked. We will miss him. Roger was a great guy
that would do anything for you. The bowling community will miss him much.
our thoughts and prayers
john and sheila
Jill Craun on December 17, 2012 at 7:28 AM said:

Sharon, Lori and Brad, I am so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I remember all the good childhood memories I had at your home. Roger was a very special man and will be missed by many. Sending you my thoughts of sympathy and prayers.
Mike & Cindy Wilharm on December 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM said:

Sharon & family - we will truly miss Roger. He was a positive person that always had a smile to share! The bowling industry and our area has lost a very special person. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
Connie and Bill Ashley on December 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM said:

Sharon and family. I was shocked when I got the phone call about Roger's passing. Our sympathies go out to all of you. We offered you and the family up in prayer today at church and you have been on my prayer list since Friday morning. Peace be with you.
Athena Settje on December 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM said:

Sharon and family, sorry to hear the passing of Roger. He was always a joy to see at the bowling alley. I still remember the nickname Gordon gave him, Rooger. He always had a smile on his face that will be missed.
Fred and Carol (Stevens) Kruse on December 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM said:

We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I remember all
the good childhood memories we had as neighbors. His "famous burgers" were always such a treat! Sending our
thoughts of sympathy and prayers .
Bracken Smith on December 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM said:

Grandpa i already miss you more then you know, A day will never go by on thinking on how much you meant to me and did for me, i will also never forget the time we would drive the tractor and u taking me out to the bowling alley to bowl and help you out there. I still remember you saying that you would take me fishing when you got better, I am going to miss the days we hung out grandfather and grandson, and wish we could sit down and see you drink one more captin one more time.! Love you and miss you grandpa!
LeAnn Jevne, Mabel, MN on December 16, 2012 at 6:49 AM said:

Sharon, So sorry to hear about Roger! I remember all the fun times at the Whitehouse! My thoughts are with you.
Russ Piehl on December 16, 2012 at 6:09 AM said:

Sharon and family. Im very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories at SEMS of both Sharon and Roger. May God comfort and Bless you all.

Rod and Sue Abbas on December 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM said:

Dear Sharon and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Roger always was a good friend and always will be in our hearts. God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow.

Rod and Sue
Rose Otters on December 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM said:

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time
nicole otto on December 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM said:

Grandpa I love u more than u will ever know. Thank u for everything u and grandma have done for me and my family... Not a day will go by that I won't think about u and they way u were. Grandpa I love u and miss u so much
Mike & Linda McDaniel on December 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM said:

Sharon, Brad, Lori and to all of Roger's siblings. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.
Marge Johnson on December 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM said:

Sharon and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of your loss of your dear husband and father. Please know you are in my prayers.
Carol Miner on December 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM said:

Sharon,Lori,Brad, Gerald & I were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. You will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers these next few days.He was a great guy, and Gerald will especially miss him on Sat mornings at E&M. I got a sympathy card when my mom died that said "Hold tight to your memories, they become our treasures." That quote carried me through and I try to share it with others.May God comfort you all. Gerald & Carol

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