MONDOVI/RACINE, Wis. -- Alfred E. Jones, 84, of Mondovi passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.
Alfred was born in Spring Brook, Wis., in Dunn County, May 9, 1934, to the late Archie and Edna (nee Webster) Jones. He grew up in the Menomonie area, before he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 10, 1960, Alfred was united in marriage to Betty Jane Rawley, at the Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine. Four children have been born from this loving union.
Alfred worked 30 years at Racine Steel Castings and after retiring, he and his wife moved to Mondovi. There he attended Valley of the Shepherd Church.
Alfred enjoyed the outdoors and teaching his children about it, from finding agates in the riverbed, to talking about the different plants in the woods and showing them how to fish, especially with his grandchildren. He took pleasure in going up north to hunt and fish with any of his family members. His hobbies included making jewelry and collecting stamps and coins. Later in life, Alfred enjoyed making bread. He always relished reading to his grandchildren.
One of Alfred's greatest passions since he was a child, was wood carving. When he walked through the woods he would say that Mother Nature helped him see the perfect piece of wood for his next project. To Alfred's adoration, his dog, Skippy, was always at his side.
Alfred will be dearly missed by his children, Laura (Eric) Olson, Paula (Keith) Bowman, Marvin Jones and Kristine Sobczak; grandchildren, Jennifer Raymond, Brad Edwards, Antonio Martinez, Veronica Martinez, Trevor Korzinek, Jade Raymond, Valerie Edwards, Leslie Sobczak and Joseph Bowman; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin Jones; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Betty, Oct. 8, 2015; brother, Forest Duane Jones; sisters, Carol June Kuehl and Alta Mae McElwaine.
Services for Alfred will be held at a later date in northern Wisconsin. Inurnment will be at Sherman Cemetery in Menomonie. Condolences may be shared at www.wilsonfuneralhomeinc.com.
Wilson Funeral Home, 1212 Lathrop Ave., 262-634-3361.