NORTH BRANCH, MINN.

Joseph ‘Joey’ Jones

Joseph “Joey” Jones, 27, of North Branch, Minn., found eternal life on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Joey is survived by his loving father, Roger (Katherine) Jones of Dousman; along with his brother Michael (Hallie) Jones and their children Collin and Mackenzie of Stacy, Minn.; and grandmother Doris Burke of Whittier, Calif. He is further survived by many relatives and countless friends, including the Olson and Marincic families, stepsiblings Scott (Amy), Lynette (Matt) and Megan (Lucas), and their children.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Kay-Lyn Jones; his sister Casey; and brother Jimmy.

A funeral Mass for Joe will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 1:30 PM with a visitation for family and friends to start at 12:00 PM, all to take place at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church, 266 Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53118. Burial will follow at St. Bruno’s Catholic Cemetery.

Joey’s cheerful attitude and wonderful sense of humor brought smiles to everyone around him. Joe has a loving soul and would never turn down a hug or a friend in need. Joe had so many friends and he never stopped loving them. Joe inherited his mother’s proud Irish temper, but only displayed it to those closest to him. It gave us many laughs and reinforced his reputation for honesty. After his brother Jim’s passing, Joe made the journey to Minnesota to be with his brother Mike and his family. Joe gave them the everlasting gift of his time, love and presence. He was able to spend many hours playing with his favorite niece and nephew, Collin and Kenzie. Mike and his family are so grateful for the time they had together and the wonderful memories that are too numerous to count.

Joe was a diligent worker and had a hidden talent for the electrical wiring he had learned to do through his caring work family at Telemetry and Process Controls in Oakdale, Minn. He challenged himself for perfection every day and took great pride in his accomplishments. He developed many lasting friendships there and we will be forever grateful for welcoming Joe into their lives. Joe also loved his free time and was open to anything that sounded fun! He enjoyed may different activities from fishing or flying kites to riding motorcycles, or just relaxing by a fire with friends and his favorite Irish whiskey. In fact, you might say Joe had a God given talent for relaxing! He taught us to enjoy today, because there may not be a tomorrow.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.

Kakaw Joe! May you rest in God’s loving peace.