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.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jun. 30 to Jul. 9, 2021.