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Obituary for Joan J. Jones

Joan J. Jones, 81 of Zimmerman, died at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Joan Jeanette Hinchcliff was born on March 5, 1936 to Alvin and Nettie (Field) Hinchcliff. She was a happy child and loved her many siblings. Graduating from Robbinsdale High School in 1954, Joan was a fun gal. She was known to drag race the young men, winning more cars than she knew what to do with to the shock and great disappointment of many fellows. Joan also loved to ballroom dance! After a whirlwind courtship of only 6 weeks she married the love of her life, Richard L. Jones, on November 26, 1955 at Faith Lilac Way Church in Robbinsdale. They made their home on Lake Fremont in Zimmerman raising 4 children in their lake cabin. Family life was fun and so many memories were made. Mom was an amazing cook. Though she had odd jobs that she enjoyed here and there, most of Joan’s time was spent raising her children and enjoying time with Richard. She was “the best shot around.”

She and Richard spent retirement flea marketing and enjoying their home together. They owned a limousine for a short time and were known to get all dressed up and head to the casino or wherever fun things were happening. She and her husband shared an amazing legacy of love. Love like theirs was “real” and a true gift to their children and grandchildren. An incredibly strong lady, Joan was independent with a “smarty pants” attitude. She loved everybody and treated even strangers as her friends. She was a wealth of information and loved to share it. Joan crocheted baby blankets for all the family babies and donated many more to the Ronald McDonald House. She also donated hats and mittens to many churches and did her part to keep children warm in winter.

Joan with be deeply missed by her children, Kim (Ron Kuehn) Collins of Motley, Kris (Richard) Ramsey of Princeton, Kent Jones of Bayport, and Kandi (Tony) Marsala of North Branch; 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 16 great great-grandchildren; he brother, Jerry (Carol) Hinchcliff; nieces and nephews; her dear friend, Darlene Sherrard; and the many cats she called her “fuzzies.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; many brothers and sisters; her grandchildren, Torry Westlund, Tracy Westlund, Danielle Westlund, Tim Morgan, Matthew, Morgan and Peter Nelson.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Tuesday

27

Jun

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Princeton

205 South Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371

Celebration of Life

Tuesday

27

Jun

11:00 AM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Princeton

205 South Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371

Following the service, Joan's family would like to invite you to join them for a Potluck Picnic at Marks Park in celebration of Joan's life.

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