Douglas Duane Jones, King, formerly of Hortonville, age 79, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015, at the Veterans Home in King.
He was born to the late Milo and Emma (Engel) Jones, on April 12, 1935, in Gettysburg, SD. Douglas grew up in Rapid City, S.D. After high school, Douglas joined the U.S. Navy and served for four years. After serving, he came to Wisconsin with his best friend from the Navy, Leonard Doran. While staying with the Doran family, Douglas met Leonard’s beautiful sister, Teressa. They started dating and on June 25th, 1960 Douglas married Teressa L. Doran. They settled in Hortonville until moving to King Veterans Home in 2012. In Hortonville Douglas began his life’s work of being the Chief of Police of the Village of Hortonville. He continued that job until retiring in 1991. After retiring as Chief of Police, Douglas drove a school bus into his 70s. He was a charter member of the Hortonville Lions Club, past president, and a Melvin Jones fellow recipient. He was a Christian and active member of the Hortonville Community Baptist Church. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Douglas is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Teressa L. (Doran) Jones. Douglas is survived by his three children: Thomas (AzMinda) Jones, Timothy (Michelle) Jones, and Sara (Robin) Kamke; grandchildren: Henry (Sara), Fr. David, Michael (Ferine), Louis, Emily, Andrew, Tera, Shawn and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis (Robert) Heller, sister-in-law Mary Lou (Sterling) Rudie, and brothers-in-law, Leonard (Mary) Doran and Andrew Doran; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Douglas’s family would like to extend a very special Thank You to all of the staff at King Veterans Home for the wonderful care and support provided. The funeral service for Douglas will be with full military honors and be held on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville. Rev. Lary Long will be officiating. Burial will be in Royalton Cemetery, Town of Royalton. A visitation for Douglas will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Hortonville Community Baptist Church.