Jones, Rodney George 72

If Grandpa can’t fix it, no one can. That pretty much sums up Rodney Jones.
Most recently, he enjoyed vanilla ice cream, sitting in his recliner and watching Andy Griffith or American Pickers while eating Diane’s cookies.
He was happily retired, liked to watch birds from the back porch, picking up sticks in the yard and working on his new old car.
His midlife consisted of working as a truck driver at Millerbernd’s and prior to that at Quast Transfer, both in Winsted. It also consisted of making sure no children put fingerprints on his vehicles. He didn’t drive them in the rain and definitely not in the snow.
His younger years consisted of farming, the National Guard Reserves, snowmobiling, wrecking cars and working hard.
He was a member of the Howard Lake Legion and St James Lutheran Church.
He was born at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis on May 15, 1951. He lived his life north of Howard Lake. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Jones. His children Nicole (David) Keskey, Ryan Jones and Crystal Jones. His grandchildren Cody Jones, Jade Jones, Ashley (Aidan) Toivola, Abigail Jones, Courtney (Dan) Nielsen, and Morgan Keskey. His great grandchildren Jackon Edwards and David Nielsen.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Dorothy Jones, his mother-in-law Irene Gatz, and other family and friends.
To honor his memory, we are holding a memorial service at St James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­11 am, visitation starting at 10am. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Howard Lake Legion on May 11, 2024 from noon-2pm.
Now that his work on earth is complete, may his soul rest in peace.