Dorothy Jones

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — Dorothy Marie Jones, 86, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., formerly of Monona, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at Great River Care Center.

A private family service will be held at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona. Burial will take place at Postville Cemetery in Postville.

She was born February 1, 1934 to John and Clara (Lawson) Dundee in Waukon, Iowa. Dorothy attended country school and Waterville High School.

Dorothy was united in marriage to John Leo Jones on April 11, 1951. For many years she was a wonderful homemaker, raising her family, baking, cooking and canning. There was always apple pie and ice cream, a pan of her famous brownies, or a homemade bun with apple butter to share.

Dorothy enjoyed simple pleasures like sitting at the kitchen table visiting with friends and family, entertaining a card game or two, car rides and going out to dinner with a stop at “the Boat” before heading home. She was most happy spending time with her children and grandchildren. She looked forward to her nephew Dennis Dundee (Chris) coming for the weekend when they would play cards all night. Dorothy was employed with Iowa Turkey Products for more than 30 years where she created many friendships, including a special friend, Karen Rose. Dorothy’s drive for life is something to be treasured.

Surviving Dorothy are her eight children, Janet (Don) Stram of Prairie du Chien, Julie (Doug) Fuller of Prairie du Chien, David (Lorna) Jones of Luana, Rosemary Clark (Dave Martin) of Prairie du Chien, Joe Jones (Shelly Stovey) of Harpers Ferry, Kevin Jones of Monona, Jeff (Robin) Jones of Monona, and Amy Arneson (Ken Jahnke) of Prairie du Chien; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, John and Clara Dundee; husband, John Leo Jones in November 1992; one son in infancy, John Milo Jones; and five siblings; brothers Roland, Curtis, Duane, Dean Dundee and a sister Betty Hawkins.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona is assisting the family with arrangements.


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