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Mildred E. Jones, 95

May 29, 2011

Blue Earth — Mildred E. Jones, age 95, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Parker Oaks, in Winnebago.

Memorial Services were held May 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church, in Winnebago. The Rev. Dave Drescher officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred was born June 11, 1915, at Wellsburg, Iowa, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Lindemann) Tjaden. She was raised and educated in Iowa and South Dakota where she was a 1933 graduate of Brookings, S.D., High School. Her family moved to Winnebago in the mid 1930’s where she attended Mankato Business College. She worked at a bank in Mankato prior to her marriage to Edmund O. Jones on Aug. 25, 1939, in Winnebago. The couple farmed near Winnebago and moved to Blue Earth in 1950. Mildred was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Winnebago for more than 60 years. She was a founding member of the Round Table Study Club in Winnebago and was in Blue Earth with the Christian Women’s Club, was a 4-H Leader. Commitment to family, service to community and devotion to the Lord were paramount in her life.

Mildred is survived by her son, Larry O. (Ilse) Jones, of Faribault; daughters, Marcia (Robert) Grant, of New Hope, Sharon (Philip) Carlson, of Golden Valley, and Jolene Krussow, of Blue Earth; sisters, Opal (Eldon) Jones, of Winnebago, and Donna Mae Tjaden, of Blue Earth; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund, in 2000; and two sisters, Ruth Tyler and Gladys Lindberg.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com