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Steven M. Jones

October 4, 2018

Manson, Iowa, formerly Cherokee, Iowa

Steven Michael Jones, 62, of Manson, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

Service were held in Manson. Arrangements were under the direction of Larson-Weisharr Funeral Home in Manson.

Steve was born on July 24, 1956, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Gary and the late Maureen (Mallory) Jones. He attended high school in Cherokee, where he met the love of his life and high school sweetheart Barbara Jo Pickens.

Steve and Barb were united in marriage on Jan. 13, 1975. They made their home in Cherokee, Tea, S.D., Sioux Falls, S.D., Omaha, Twin Lakes and most recently, Manson. Steve started his career with Hy-Vee, where he eventually managed his own store in Omaha. Steve and Barb owned various businesses in their married lifetime including Twin Lakes Grocery and Grill, JOTS Cafe, Eagle Lanes and Big Beve’s Bar and Grill.

Steve’s favorite hobbies included fishing with his dad and boys, golfing, bowling, watching his beloved Packers, Hawkeyes, Titans and most recently Northwestern Red Raiders. He enjoyed teasing his wife daily and nicknaming everyone he met. Some favorite nicknames would be BL, Triple B, PD Buddy, Gran, Kirb-less, Pearl, Gar-bo, Tojo, Doggie, Merk, Kage, Mop, Wild Bill, Leesa, Crazy Christy, Snookie, Tylo, Mads and the list goes on and on. He loved Saturday morning coffee with Miguel and Robert (Bob for short). He loved every play date (even in the closet) with Lincoln and Cienna.

Steve is survived by sons, Steven Matthew (Kari) Jones, Jason Michael (Jordan) Jones, and Aaron Lee Jones. Steve loved his six grandchildren, Victoria Lynn, Tyler Matthew, Madison Marie, Cienna JoLee, Lincoln Earl and Ryleigh Candace. He is also survived by his father, Gary (Judy) Jones of Sutherland, Iowa; siblings, Gary Lee Jones of Cave Creek, Ariz., Tammy (Kirby) Livingston of Lakeland, Minn., DeeAnn Sommers of Lakeland, Bret (Shari) Ford of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Josie Kane (Jim) of Lemon Grove, Calif.; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Barb; and his mother, Maureen.

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