Rodney William Jones

Ashlee Boers

Mr. Rodney William Jones, 72, of Burlington, Iowa died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his home after a year long battle against cancer. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Lunning Chapel in Burlington, Iowa where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. The memorial funeral service for Mr. Jones will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Susanne Smith officiating.  A memorial has been established for Messiah Lutheran Church.

Born July 15, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Leslie and Anna Peterson Jones.  On Jan. 21, 1967 he married Bettina Weeks at Messiah Lutheran Church.

After his retirement in 1992, he worked as a lockman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lock #17 in New Boston, retiring in 2006.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bettina Jones of Burlington; two sons, Tom (Keri) Jones and Rick (Marla) Jones; grandchildren and one sister.