LeRoy “Toby” Jones, age 92 years, of Clintonville passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Shawano Medical Center.
LeRoy Frances Jones was born on October 31, 1921 in Clintonville to Obediah and Margaret (Roberts) Jones. He was united in marriage on February 10, 1942 to Evelyn E. Tyrrell at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Toby entered the U.S. Army and served during WWII from 1942 – 1943. He returned home and started working as a carpenter with Rohrer Lumber, later becoming Torborg’s Clintonville Lumber, for close to 50 years, retiring in the early 1980’s. The couple liked motorcycle riding in their younger years. Toby was a devoted husband and caregiver to his wife for over 10 years in her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His wife Evelyn preceded him in death on November 25, 2005. He was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church and a 60 plus year member of the American Legion Post #63. Toby was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and he liked fixing all kinds of lawnmowers in his spare time. He will be remembered most as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include two daughters, Leone (David) Onesti of Wittenberg and Lori (Daniel) Bartz of Clintonville. There are 7 grandchildren: Luke (Kristi) Onesti, Paula (Steve) Hutchison, Charlene (Bruce) Milavitz, Jason (Nikki) Onesti, Justin (Natalie) Onesti, Alicia (Craig) Rekoske, and Jeremy Bartz. There are 13 great-grandchildren; Katelyn and Amanda Onesti, Alexandra and Nicholas Hutchison, Stephanie, Sarah, Aaron, Hannah and Marissa Milavitz, McKenna, Macey and Maddison Onesti, and Elijah Rekoske. He is further survived by his sister, Winifred Welter of Clintonville, a sister-in-law, Ellen Tyrrell of Milwaukee, many other relatives and friends. Toby is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Lee Grace Jones; a great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Grace Onesti; a sister, Jeanette Jones; a sister-in-law, Grace Peterson, and four brothers-in-law, Gordon Malliet, Wesley Tyrrell, Ward Peterson, and John Welter.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Fr. Jason Marco officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Military Honors were provided at the cemetery by members of the American Legion Post #63 and the VFW Post #664, both of Clintonville. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com. We wish to thank all the nurses and staff at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass, the Shawano Medical Center, especially the 2nd floor crew, and Dr. Cynthia Egan for their compassionate and excellent care given to our dad.