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William "Bill" Jones

September 18, 1942 — July 25, 2023

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William (Bill) Oliver Jones, 80, of Kronenwetter, WI, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, with his wife by his side.
 
He was born on September 18, 1942, to the late Colbie and Lurla (Lane) Jones, in Richmond, KY.  
 
William, upon graduation from Madison Model High School, entered the Marine Corps.  Served in Vietnam, was honorably discharged and moved to Wisconsin.  He went to work for Becher-Hoppe where he did surveying.  Later he worked for Twin City Testing and River Valley Testing where he did soiling and structural testing.  All through this he continued his studies in this field finally opening his own business White Star Testing from which he then retired.
 
He met Leslie in 1968, and they married in 1969.  They were blessed with 3 beautiful children, Jonathon, Aaron and Hilary.
 
William loved the outdoors.  Sailing was his passion.  He sailed many types of boats loving his Trimoline the most.  Bill was a proud member of the Lake Dubay Sailors.  On a Tuesday night one could find him sailing on Dubay with the rest of the club members.  He amassed numerous trophies and awards for his sailing in regattas and races.  He would winter in Florida sailing around the Keys mooring at the various points.
 
William will be missed by his wife, Leslie (Stubbe) Jones; children, Jonathan (Ruth) Jones, and Hilary (Wesley) Locklear; grandchildren, Lindsy (Hunter) Bechtol, Hayley (John) Deckow, Ashley Jones (David Emmerich), Calvin Jones (Lizzy Hompertz), Savannah Dobbs, Landon Locklear, Drake Locklear, Matt (Melissa) Lashua, and Anthony (Samantha) Lashua, as well as 14 great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Robert (Louise) Jones, Lewis (Jewell) Jones.
 
He preceded in death by his beloved son, Aaron Jones; sisters, Virginia (Robert) Vardon, and Dolores (Ebb) Alexander; and an infant brother.
 
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. noon, at Helke Funeral Home in Wausau.  A visitation will run from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  Entombment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park following services with military honors just prior to entering the Masoleum.

Pallbearers will be, Calvin Jones, John Deckow, David Emmerich, Matt Wills, Zander Waurio and Daniel Westcott.  

The family of Bill would like to thank Aspirus Hospice House for their care, with a special thanks to Lacie, Ellie, and Home Hospice nurse Jason.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Burial

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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