Dean Jones

December 10, 1951 — March 31, 2018

Dean Jones

Dean Jones

Age 66 of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away suddenly at his home on March 31, 2018.

Born December 10, 1951 in Columbus, Wisconsin, Dean Emrys was a son of Emrys and Adaline (Schepp) Jones. He graduated valedictorian of his class at Rio High School in 1969, and went on to earn a degree in Civil Engineering with honors from the University of Platteville in 1974. Dean was a Registered Civil Engineer in Wisconsin.

He was united in marriage with Sherridan L. Hardy on April 21, 1979 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montello, Wisconsin, and she preceded him in death in 2015.

Dean worked as a Senior Engineering Specialist for Chicago Bridge and Iron for 42 year from 1975 until his retirement on December 31, 2017. His work took him to several foreign countries over the years.

Survivors include his brother Dennis (Sharon) Jones of Lodi, Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Francis Buechner of Madison, Wisconsin; sister-in-law: Jeanie Hardy; nieces: Cathy Meier, Denise Frances Jones, and her husband Matt Hansen; nephews: Eric (Bev) Buechner and Brian (Denise Ann) Jones; his Godmother, Irene Baker, and the many friends Dean and Sherriden made in Wilmington, Illinois where they lived.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sherridan; one sister Valery Buechner, and his grandparents: Frank and Emma Jones and Edward and Rosa Schepp.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service 2:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road in Wilmington.

Burial will follow in Oakwood-Sunset Cemetery in Wilmington, where Dean will be laid to rest with his late wife.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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