Thomas W. Jones
1935 - 2021
Hultgren Funeral Home and Cremation Services
304 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL
Thomas W. Jones
Born: December 22, 1935
Died: June 28, 2021
Thomas W. Jones, age 85, a longtime resident of Warrenville, IL, completed life's journey on Monday, June 28, 2021. He was born December 22, 1935 in Elkhart, Indiana to Claire and Ethel Jones.
Tom grew up in Elkhart, Indiana, graduated from Elkhart High School in 1953, then attended Indiana University where he focused on music. He was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed playing in bands throughout school and then professionally. He married his childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Helen Jessup, on August 7, 1954. They lived in Elkhart where they started their family. He was actively involved with the Elkhart Jaycee's where he served as president. They were also active at Trinity Lutheran Church and School.
Tom had two careers, the first in Transportation and Distribution Management, a career which brought him to Wheaton, Illinois in 1972. Beginning in 1985, he joined his wife and son at Midwest Cyclery in downtown Wheaton. He retired in 2019 at age 83. He enjoyed riding his bike and volunteered on the bike patrol for DuPage County Forest Preserve and Morton Arboretum. He also enjoyed organized rides including "Bike the Drive". He was especially proud to have completed a 100 mile ride at age 65 with his grandchildren cheering him on.
His faith, family and music were most important.Tom has always been active in his church and community.He was a member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winfield, where he served as an elder and head usher. He was proud to be a founding member of the Milton Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Lutheran Emergency Response Team (LERT). He authored a weekly bicycle safety column, "Pedal Power," in the Western DuPage Village Chronicles newspaper. He served for 5 years on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, to provide guidance for the city's landscaping and beautification standards along key roadways in Warrenville. He was a founding member of the Downtown Wheaton Association, serving as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, his children, Tonda (Randall) Boutan, Stephen (Kathryn) Jones, Douglas (Robin) Jones, Tamra (George) DeVries and Teresa (Gregory) Wolf, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, his brother, David Jones and his sister, Clarice Bock and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation was held on Thursday, July 1, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. A funeral service was held on Friday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 0S501 Summit Dr, Winfield, IL 60190.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jun. 30 to Jul. 9, 2021.
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Gloria and Mike Mangano
July 21, 2021
Dear Helen and family, Tom will be missed by many - especially those who were the recipients of his service to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through his church and his volunteer work he reached far beyond his family and friends. He was a gentle man with a subtle sense of humor and we will miss him.
John and Vera Wenzel
July 5, 2021
Grandpa, you blessed my marriage and took pride in doing so. A bond like marriage is a key component for a family above anything else. You and Grandma showed me the reward of sharing a life with your best friend is. Family. Looking through photos over the past few days I realized how fortunate all of us in the family were. We have shared, and experienced so much together. Its not lost or forgotten because we captured, lived it, and will cherish it. You always were an influence to me without passing judgement. Your harshest of lectures were fair and followed with honest examples from your own life. Those were valued the most. Its no surprise you were loved by so many. We love you and miss you.
Nick Curtis
July 2, 2021
My deepest condolences to you Helen and your family. It was an honor and pleasure knowing Tom. He and Helen were the first ones welcoming me to the neighborhood in 2018 when I moved several doors down from them.
I pray Tom is resting in God's Love and Light in His Divine Presence.....

All love and regards,
Jim Delaney
James Delaney
July 1, 2021
So sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved father. My fondest memory of him was when he came and rescued us after my van had no lights/heat and we needed to get it off the highway. His kindness was always appreciated. May memories of happier times remain forever in your heart.
Vicki Stiemann Webb
July 1, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Hultgren Family and Staff
July 1, 2021
I Didn't know Thomas but am friends with his son Steve. I always thought that you can tell the mark of a man the way his children turn out. Steve is a good man that must have gotten his good character rom his father and mother.
Glen Hartley
June 30, 2021
You are so much loved
David & Mona Lambdin
June 30, 2021
Growing up I never had a grandfather and my only grandma passed away when I was 16... So having Grandpa in my life has truly been a blessing for me. Grandpa and Grandma took me in and accepted me as family and showed me and my husband what grace and love look like. I will cherish my memories of bringing my boys over for grandparents sleep overs where I learned about their childhood, the early struggles in marriage and funny stories or trying to raise a brood of young children... Oh, and you can't forget Grandpa making pancakes with the boys! Thank you for never making me feel judged...I will remember you always and I appreciate the time and memories I was able to make with you!
Jessica Curtis
June 30, 2021
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