David D. Jones, 92 |
June 10, 1926 -- Dec. 30, 2018
David D. Jones, 92, of West Bend, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at The Cottages at Cedar Run.
David was born on June 10, 1926, in Taylorville, Illinois to the late William and Mary (nee Dougherty) Jones. He graduated from Taylorville High School in June 1944 and was part of the first undefeated state basketball championship team. He went on to serve his country honorably during WWII by enlisting in the United States Navy.
Following his discharge, David went on to earn a bachelorís degree in education from Beloit College and a masterís degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Throughout his career
David was an administrator at Shorewood High School, Homestead High School and Platteville High School.
David was united in marriage to Suzanne Helgren on Dec. 20, 1951, at Lake Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Suzanne preceded him in death April 1, 2010. David enjoyed golf, tennis, basketball, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. David is lovingly remembered by his children, Holly (Tom) Stanfield of Lake Geneva, David (Barbara) Jones of Shorewood, Timothy (Pam) Jones of Racine, and Andrew (Susan) Jones of Kiel; grandchildren, Amy Stanfield, David (Jennifer) Jones, Stuart (Emily) Jones, Christopher Jones, Daniel Jones, Jennifer Jones and Brian Jones; and great-grandchildren, Liam Jones, Cora Jones, Owen Jones, and Trace Jones.
In addition to his wife, David was preceded in death by his brother, William Jones; and his sister, Mary Ann McNamara.
A Memorial Mass in remembrance of David will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. James Episcopal Church (148 S. Eighth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095). Friends and relatives are invited to gather at the church Saturday from 2:30-3 p.m. for a celebration of life through music.