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M. Eugene Jones


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

M. Eugene (Gene) Jones, 85, died at his home farm near Lime Springs, Iowa on March 27, 2014 after several years of declining health. Memorial services were held March 30 at the Lime Springs Community Center with Dr. Donna Ihns and Pastor Melanie Greengo officiating from the Lime Springs United Methodist Church. The services of the Iowa cremation society were used with inurnment at a later date. Military rites were conducted by the Lime Springs American Legion Post 545 and members of the Iowa Honor Guard presented the flag to the family. Memorials were designated to the United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill cemetery of Lime Springs.

Gene was born July 26, 1928 at the Cresco hospital to Edward W. and Edyth I. (Nagel) Jones and was baptized as an infant at the United Methodist Church in Lime Springs. He grew up on farms north and east of Lime Springs and graduated from Lime Springs High School in 1946 where he excelled in all sports activities. He farmed with his father until he entered the United States Army in 1953, serving in the Military Police with the sentry dog platoon stationed at the Panama Canal. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He returned to farm the family farm and was a livestock buyer, trucker, and ring man with the Spring Valley sales barn for over 30 years. He was also a farrier in the area for many years. He was united in marriage to Rita Wemett in 1959 and they resided on the family farm for 54 years where he passed away. they were blessed with three children: Richard, Carol, and Ann.

Gene was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Lime Springs American Legion post 545, a charter member of the Lime Springs Saddle Club, and a former member of Minnesota/Iowa Horse Plowing Association. He had a life long love of horses and will be remembered by many as a story teller for all occasions. He enjoyed card games with friends and family and spent many retirement hours in his shop doing leather work.

Gene is survived by his wife, Rita, of Lime Springs, Four children: Gary (Marsha) Ramaker of Keokuk, Iowa, Richard (Karin) Jones and Carol (Eric) Andersen of Lime Springs, and Ann (Don) Mork of Sanders, Mont.; nine grandchildren: Andrew and Robert Ramaker, Curtiss Jones, Sarah Jones Barron, Michael Jones, Erin Andersen Ryan, Lydia Andersen, and Alan and McKenzie Mork; three great grandchildren: Ethan Ramaker, Marley Jean Harmening and Felix Eugene Barron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwar .....
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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson was born October 30, 1942 to Cleo and Edna (Haakenson) Thompson in Lanesboro, Minn. Elaine and her cousin Joan Thompson were both baptized together at Mabel Lutheran Church, Mabel, Minn. Elaine attended the O’Hara C ..... 
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Margaret E. Isenberg

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Margaret E. Isenberg died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.  She was born Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Elmer and Mary Jane (Adams) Thompson in Goldfield, Iowa on November 22, 1926. On August 30, 1947, Margaret ..... 
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Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch

Thu, Apr 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch memorial service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th at Union Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating. Inurnment immediately after service with luncheon to follow. Memorials to ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch, 84, died on on March 30, 2014. Jean was born in Rochester on October 17, 1927 the fourth child to Edward and Mary (Healy) Keefe. She was raised on her family’s farm east of Chatfield, Minn. and educated at Chatfield ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Verdon Flattum

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verdon Flattum was born on March 18, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Gynther and Lillian Flattum. He attended Lanesboro Schools where he played tenor sax and the clarinet graduating in 1952. He enrolled in the Army where he played in the Army Band. Verd ..... 
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Dale M. Olson

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Dale M. Olson, 72, of Lanesboro, Minn., passed away March 21, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Dale was born October 14, 1941 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Clara (Berge) Olson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1959 ..... 
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