Ronald Clifford (1938 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Jones, Hicks, Gelander, Windsor, Bourkland, Mandigo
Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 23,
Ronald Clifford (20 September 1938 - 18 December 2009)
Jones, 71, of Neillsville died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Luther
Midelfort Hospital in Eau Claire.
Clifford Jones was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Belvidere, IL, the son
of Clifford and CoraBelle (Hicks) Jones. He graduated from
Belvidere High School in 1957. He was united in marriage June
3, 1962, to Judith Gelander in Loves Park, IL. Ronald earned
his Bachelor of Science degree in agri-business from the University
of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1963 and then achieved his
Master’s degree in agricultural economics in 1966.
Following his education, Ron taught as a professor for three years
at Wiyers Cave Community College in Virginia. He also taught
as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the
Wood County Technical College in Marshfield. In 1972, Ronald
and Judith moved their family to Neillsville, where he farmed in
the Town of Hendren.
an ordained elder of the World Wide Church of God. He proudly
officiated at the marriage of their son, Matthew. He loved
the outdoors and everything about farming from raising cattle to
his tractors. He also loved camping and traveling in the
RV. He enjoyed music, especially classical folk music.
Most of all, however, he enjoyed his family and all the activities
in which it was involved. Ron’s family was always the
single most important part of his life.
survived by his wife, Judith; six children: Mark (Peggy) Jones of
Neillsville and their children, Kevin, Laura and Jonathon;
Christopher (Renee) Jones of Chapel Hill, NC, and their children,
Harrison and Vanessa; Andrew (Sue) Jones of Houston, TX, and their
child, Jason; Matthew (Sara) Jones of Merrill and their child,
Tina; Thomas (Marcy) Jones of Alma Center and their child, Haylee;
and Sarah (Peter) Windsor of Ellsworth and their children, Aaron,
Leah, Noah and Emma. Ronald is further survived by one
sister, Nancy (Quent) Bourkland of Camano Island, WA, and two
brothers, Edward (Janice) Jones of Lebanon, OH, and Charles
(Debbie) Jones of Port Lavaca, TX.
preceded in death by his parents.
services for Ronald Jones will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec.
23, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville with visitation
from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Pastor Greg Mandigo of the
Assembly of God Church in Alma Center will officiate.
Interment will be in the Town of Levis Cemetery.
Casketbearers are: Mark Jones, Christopher Jones,
Andrew Jones, Matthew Jones, Thomas Jones and Peter
condolences may be made at www.GescheFH.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ronald’s family with funeral arrangements.
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