Warren Jones, 85

Warren H. Jones, a resident of Brainerd, formerly of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, with the Rev. Nate Bjorge officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.  Friends may call at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls Monday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Military Rites will be with the Brainerd American Legion Post #255.

Warren was born July 22, 1927, in Little Falls, to the late Harry and Amelia (Delacas) Jones. He grew up in Little Falls and graduated in 1945 from Little Falls High School.  Warren entered the United States Navy in June 1945 and served until his honorable discharge in August 1946.  Upon his discharge, he attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1950 with a civil engineer degree. Warren was employed by the State of Minnesota Highway Department (MnDOT) from 1950 – 1978.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Swanson  March 17, 1957, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, then made their home in Brainerd. In 1958, Warren was transferred to the Metro area, living in Richfield for four years and then returning to Brainerd in 1962.  In 1978, Warren began a second career as a self-employed civil engineer consultant until retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Brainerd American Legion, Brainerd Masonic Lodge and Aurora Lodge #100. Warren enjoyed traveling with his family, carpentry, welding and working with metal.

Warren is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Marilyn; sons, Stephen W. (Frances) Jones of West Covina, Calif.; Bryan R. (Susan) Jones of Appleton, Wis., and Gordon M. (Anne) Jones of Faribault; six grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet C. Jones of Maple Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Amelia Jones.

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