Arvid C. Jones, 74, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus in Silvis. A funeral mass celebrating his life will be at 10:30 am on Monday, April 7 at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum in East Moline. A visitation for Arvid will be held from 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 6 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 4pm. Memorials for Arvid may be directed to St. Malachy’s Catholic Church or Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
Arvid was born on May 13, 1939 in Silvis, IL, the son of Clarence and Iva (Sterns) Jones. He was united in marriage to Jean Anders on November 21, 1987 at St. Mary’s Church in East Moline. Arvid worked for John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline in the tool crib for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church. Arvid enjoyed bowling, shooting guns, target practice, his cars, and playing hot wheels with his son. He enjoyed fishing and going to Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife Jean; his son: B.J. Jones, Geneseo, IL; mother-in-law: Esther Anders, East Moline; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Jennifer Lynn; his brothers, Johnnie and Ivan Jones; his sister Rose Terry; and his father-in-law James Anders.