Frederick J. ‘Fred’ Jones


Nov. 18, 1940 - April 3, 2013



Frederick J. “Fred” Jones of Waukesha died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 72. He was born in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 18, 1940, the son of Louis and Elizabeth (nee Ward) Jones. On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Gayle Buch in Slinger.


Fred was a 1963 graduate of Carroll College and earned his master’s degree in 1965 from UWM in guidance counseling and administration. Fred started his career teaching at Lawrence School and then taught at Hadfield Elementary before becoming the principal/teacher at West Complex and later principal at Meadowbrook Elementary, finishing his career teaching at Prairie Elementary School. Fred was very active in his sons’ lives and coached their boy’s soccer teams. He loved baseball and was an exceptional golfer. He started golfing when he was 4 years old and golfed on Carroll College’s golf team. Along with his wife, he was a longtime member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha, where he was a member of the church school board.


He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Gayle Jones of Waukesha, and their sons, Kent (Sonya) Jones of Newnan, Ga., and Ryan (Heather) Jones of Brookfield, along with his four precious grandchildren, Nathaniel Jones of Newnan and Lelah, Boyd and Solene Jones of Brookfield. He is further survived by his brother, Richard (Diane) Jones of Sheboygan; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents. 


Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, April 6, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.  The Rev. Peter A. Schmidt will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. 


If desired, memorials are appreciated to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (address above). 


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.