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Gerald "Jerry" Jones


Gerald “Jerry” Jones, 75, of Redby, MN, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Jourdain Perpich Extended Care Center, Red Lake, MN.

There will be no services held at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bemidji, MN.

Gerald Martin Jones was born June 2, 1936 in Red Lake, MN to Albert & Katherine (Dorey) Jones. He grew up and attended school in Red Lake, MN. Jerry attended the University of Minnesota for 4 years. He served in the United States Air Force. On May 30, 1980 he married Helen Strong in Red Lake, MN. He has lived in Redby, MN since 1980. He worked for Griswald Electric from 1960-1962, Hickok Electric from 1962-1968 in Cleveland, Ohio, Honeywell from 1971-1989, Comprehensive Health Care Center from 1989-1999 and Jourdain Perpich Extended Care Center from 1999-2007.

He is survived by step-children, Roxanne (Corky) Strong of Redby, Clarissa (Kevin) Strong of Redby, Joyce Strong of Bemidji, Carol (Daryl) Strong of Ponemah, Harlan (Angie) Strong of Redby, Anthony (Tammy) Strong of Bemidji; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; brother, James Jones of Red Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Jones; step-sons, Gary Strong and Duane Strong; brothers, Albert, Thomas, Bernard, George; sisters, Tina Valtierra and Darlene Gibbs; grandson, Derrick Strong.

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