Melvin M. Jones
October 16, 1925 - February 11, 2012
Melvin M. Jones of Green Lake, Wisconsin died on February 11, 2012 at Juliette Manor in Berlin, Wisconsin. Born October 16, 1925 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Claude R. Jones and Marcia (Mathwig) Jones, Melvin attended school in Fond du Lac before joining the Seabees in 1943, where he proudly served his country until April of 1946. Upon returning from the service, he worked at several jobs before joining the Fond du Lac Police Department where he served for six years. He applied the many skills he acquired to his life work. He built and remodeled homes and was self-employed as a custom painting specialist until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 163 and served as Post Commander for Post 69 from 1979-1980 in Mayville Wisconsin. Melvin enjoyed playing cards with family, spending time with grandchildren, watching the Packers and spending time in the great outdoors.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Sondra M. (Nielsen) Jones to whom he was married December 31, 1959 in Reno, Nevada. and his daughters Robyn Jones, Peggy (Jairus) Campbell. He is also survived by his daughters Barbara (George) Toth, Kathleen (Doug) Jones and Cynthia Jones and six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sisters, Patricia Klebs, Marilyn St. George, brothers Claude Jones and Gerald (Joanne) Jones.
Melvin was preceded in death by parents and his wifeís parents, Christian and Esther Nielsen, also fatherís wife Marian Jones and motherís husband Clarence Casper, his sisters and their husbands, Wanda and Russell Foss, Dawn and Allen Moss, brotherís wife Delores Jones, sisters husband Edward Klebs. Two brothers-in -law David and Erik Nielsen and sister-in-law Sylvia and husband Alphonse Gagnon.
Honoring Melvinís wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Interment of ashes will be scheduled at a later date at Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield, WI, with The Very Reverend Brian M. Beno of St. Paulís Cathedral, Fond du Lac, WI officiating. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.
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