Christine "Chris" Loretta (Czaplewski) Jones

January 7, 1950 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Christine "Chris" Jones Obituary

Christine “Chris” Jones, 73, lifelong resident of the Linn Township area passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday December 29th, 2023.

Chris was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7th, 1950, to the late Richard and Loretta (Zientarski) Czaplewski.  Chris was a member of the graduating class of 1968 from Badger High School.  On August 13, 1968, in the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa, Chris was united into marriage to the late Robert Jones.  

Chris was an amazing woman who was driven and passionate about everything she did.  She was the driving force behind the longevity of the Jones Family Farm and the Hull Farm of Lake Geneva. Everyone knew that her husband Robert was the farmer, but Chris was the one in charge.  Chris was a lifelong 4H leader, starting in 1968.  Chris and her family were lifelong members of Linn Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon.  She was passionate about the success and longevity of the Linn Township area serving on any committee that she could for well over 27 years.  Chris was a member of the Walworth County Fair Foundation.  In her free time, you could find Chris and her best friends out playing bingo at any legion hall that they could find.  Chris considered everyone family and the back door of the house was always open for when ever anyone wanted to stop by. Whether it was for a sunset cocktail on the deck, a family party in the shed, or if it was just to stop by and say Hi and talk, Chris was always welcoming with a meal or a cocktail.  She was a proud mother of her two children, and loving grandmother to her six grandchildren, a proud great-grandmother, and a friend to all.  Chris will be missed by not only her immediate family but her extended family and her amazing circle of friends.  

Chris is survived by her two children: Peter (Linda) Jones and Nean (Doug) Frederick.  Six grandchildren: Beth (Derrick) Buntrock, Jonathon Jones, Devon (Katelyn) Frederick, Sarah Frederick,Taylor Kanneberg, and Kayleigh Kanneberg, one great grandchild: Hadley Buntrock, and two sisters: Arlene (Scott) Braden and Patricia (Jim) Marquardt all survive her.  Chris was proceeded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Jones, on April 13th, 2016.

Services for Chris will be held on Monday January 8th, 2023, at 7:00pm in the main chapel of Derrick Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Monday January 8th from 3:00pm till the time of service. 

In lieu of other expression of sympathy the family has asked that you donate to the Robert O. & Christine L. Jones living trust.  The funds gathered in this trust will be distributed to various causes that promote and support the advancement of youth in agriculture, such as local FFA chapters and 4H initiatives.  Please click the "Donations" tab at the top of the obituary if you choose to make a donation.

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January 8, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

7:00 PM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147


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