Dean E. Jones, 85 of Rochester formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 6:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born March 5, 1929 in Huntington County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Audra (Bardsley) Jones. On May 9, 1950 in Warren, Indiana, he married Linda Bashaw. She survives.
He was a 1947 Salomonia High School graduate.
Dean was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WWII.
Dean was a retired truck driver. He also formerly worked for Nickel Plate Railroad for more than 15 years. He and his wife Linda also formerly owned and operated the Laundromat in Kewanna.
He enjoyed fishing and camping as a favorite pastime.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jones of Rochester, two sons, Ronald D. Jones (Bobbie) of Kewanna and Steven L. Jones (Nancy) of Virginia Beach, two sisters, Naomi Martin and Velma Souers, both of Bluffton, 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday April 26, 2014 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel with Pastor Aaron McCombs officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 25 at the funeral home.
Burial with Military Rites will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna.