Obituaries & Guestbook

Would you like to receive recent obituary email notifications? Sign up here.

LaVonne “Vonnie” Jones

Apr 15, 1928 - Sep 30, 2023

LaVonne “Vonnie” Jones, 95, Gainesville, GA, formerly from Milwaukee, died Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2023 at home while being cared for by her two children.  She was born April 15, 1928 in Milwaukee to Allen and Dorothy (Snyder) Schultz.  While growing up in Milwaukee and traveling to Oconto County with her parents, Vonnie would meet her future husband in their youth.  Following graduation from Girls Tech High School with the class of 1945, she worked at the Milwaukee City Club in the well-known Pfister Hotel for years.  On September 2, 1950 she married Leonard “Len” Jones and the couple made their home in Milwaukee.  Because of her husband’s employment in the paint business, the couple moved with their young family to Atlanta, GA and in 1968, they purchased the company he was employed with.  Following their retirement in 1982, the couple enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

Survivors are her two children, Jud Jones and Lynn Jones, Gainesville, GA; many nieces and nephews who mostly reside in Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Len in 2004, one sister Phyllis Meske and half-brother Butch Schultz.

Visitation with the urn present will be held after 10:00 AM Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, followed by a service of remembrance at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Oconto Falls.


Thursday Oct 12, 2023, after 10:00 AM until time of service at Jones Funeral Service [map]

Memorial Service

Thursday Oct 12, 2023, 11:00 AM at Jones Funeral Service [map]

Sign The Guestbook

Sign Guestbook

"I had a really good experience at a really difficult time in my life because Greg and his wife Kathy take care of everything! They go above and beyond what you would expect!"
Sherry Schmidt – Glendale, WI
“I greatly appreciate all of your gracious support through this terrible time. You have been amazing and are great at the job you do so selflessly!”
Stephanie Meyers – Oconto Falls
“You two are so professional! My family and I appreciate all the hard work that was involved to make everything so nice.”
Barb Salcheider & Family – Oconto Falls
"We chose Jones Funeral Service to serve our family at a very difficult time in our lives. They were professional, caring and compassionate and took care of all our families’ needs."
The Ray Carlson Family – Gillett
"At this extremely difficult time, we were made to feel comfortable. There were no requests too insignificant. Nothing we wanted was ever questioned.”
Ken Haddon Family – Kelly Lake
"Every detail was taken care of, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We would highly recommend Jones Funeral Service to anyone."
Laurie Penkivich – Gillett