Mark Jones, age 64, of Gibbon, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Emerald Care and Rehab Lakeview in Grand Island. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Kearney.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
Mark S. Jones was born October 1, 1955, in Kearney, to Harold and Jeanette (Kocher) Jones. He grew up in rural Gibbon where he attended District 42 and Gibbon Public School. Mark went on to further his education at Central Community College.
He was united in marriage to Carla Placzek and to this union was born one son, Nick Jones. Later he married Leah Holl and to this union four children were born, Jori, Nate, Gabby and Avi.
Mark was employed as a Deputy for Buffalo County and later as a police officer for the City of Gibbon. For a little over 20 years, Mark served as a legal assistant in the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Nick (Amy Luo) Jones, of Millbrae, California, Jori (Tyler) Gilbreath, of Omaha, Nate Jones, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Gabby Jones and Avi Jones, of Bloomington, Minnesota; mother, Jeanette Jones, of Gibbon; siblings, Greg (Elaina) Jones, of Gibbon, Katherine Stalder, of Gibbon, Angela (Darrel) Hauer, of Greeley, Colorado, and Hal (Kim) Jones, of Kearney; uncle and aunt, Vernon and Inez Schneider, of Gibbon; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Harold E. Jones.