Leroy Jones, age 75, of Marquette, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Westfield Quality Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11th at the St. John Lutheran Church at Kronborg. Rev. Ricardo Riqueza will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
OBITUARY: LEROY JONES
Leroy Allan Jones, the son of Kermit Emil and Irene (Peterson) Jones, was born in Central City, Nebraska on July 16, 1946 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on September 7, 2021, at the age of 75.
Leroy graduated from Marquette High School in 1964. Leroy was drafted into the U.S. Army on December 22, 1965 to serve in the Vietnam War. After basic training, Leroy was stationed in Vietnam until being honorably discharged on December 21, 1971.
Leroy was married to Linda Lagoni on June 12, 1966 just six months after being drafted. They had three children: Lance, Lonnie and Larissa. They lived on the family farm. He farmed for over 50 years, and was a dairy farmer for 30 years. Leroy suffered a stroke in 2017, and due to his health retired from farming. Leroy and Linda recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Leroy was an active member of the St. John Lutheran Church, he served on the church council, the cemetery board and was in charge of the Avenue of Flags for many years. He was a member of both the Aurora and Central City American Legions and the V.F.W. Leroy especially liked going to coffee three times a day and visiting with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Glenda Jones.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda of Marquette; three children, Lance (Reba) Jones of Marquette, Lonnie (Maria) Jones of Brighton, Missouri and Larissa (Jerry) Schuele of Central City; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Keith (Linda) Emil Jones of Bradshaw, Wayne Ray Jones of Aurora and Marvin Dean Jones of Walton and many other family members and friends.