Ed was a fantastic man, I have know him literally my whole life. He was a very giving man. So sorry to hear. Rest in peace
Eddie G. Jones, 82 of South Sioux City, Ne passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at a hospital in Omaha, NE.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am Monday, March 25, 2019 at St. Michael's Church in South Sioux City, NE, with Father Daniel Whitlock officiating. Burial will be St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in South Sioux City, NE. Military Honors provided by United States Army and American Legion Post 307 of South Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, with prayer service at 7pm Sunday, March 24, 2019 with Father Michael Keating officiating at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE.
Eddie was born September 9, 1936 in Kingsley, Iowa, the son of Harold and Edith (Jaacks) Jones. He married Mary Jo Kneifl on August 21, 1965. Ed was a wonderful and giving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend. He had a passion for family, carpentry, food, visiting, and story telling. He loved doing for others and lived his life to the fullest.
He supervised numerous jobs during his time working with the local carpenters union. He also built many homes in and around the Siouxland area with his wife by his side. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion of South Sioux City, NE.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Jo (Kneifl); four daughters, Edie (Joe) Dunn, Mary (Kenneth) Persinger, Melissa (Duane) Cardwell, Shelly (Chad) Andersen; grandchildren, Haley, Callie, and Lexi Meier, Rachel Persinger, Chase and Cassidy Andersen; step-grandchildren, Tyler, Holly, and Tallie Dunn; step-great grandchildren, Aubrey and Jaxton Seaton; and his beloved great grandson, Tanner Meier, who for the last 3 years of Ed's (Poppy) life gave him a reason to keep going.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law, Agnes (Kneifl) Long, who accepted him like he was her own; his sister, Shirley Heeren; his best friend and brother, Jim, who passed away March 9, 2019; and two sons-in-law, Kenneth Persinger and Chad Andersen.
Our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time, may peace and comfort come from above. "Peace I leave with you; May peace I give you...Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
Thinking of you as you give Eddie back to God. Our prayers at Mass here in Wisconsin were offered for you. May you find peace in the upcoming days. Arnie and Phyllis Getz
Kay and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. I am glad we got to see you and Eddie at one of the Jaacks family reunions Jody organized. I still remember going to the Jones home in Kingsley and playing with Eddie when we young tykes.
Gary and Kay Jaacks
Our sympathy to Your family. Eddie and Ed Harvey built homes in Sioux City for a time
Ed and Wanda. Harvey
Our sympathy to you and your family, Mary Jo. Our prayers are with you.
Dick & Marilyn Bender