Frank Jones, 48

Frank R. Jones, age 48 of Three Rivers, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Monday Aug. 2, 2010 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 29, 1962 the son of Ismon and Ida (Bonannella) Jones and was a lifetime resident of the Mendon-Three Rivers area. He graduated from Mendon High School in 1980, and attended Glen Oaks Community College and Western Michigan University. He was currently self-employed and the co-owner of Concrete Solutions and Design. He had been employed at Hydramatic and retired from American Axle in Three Rivers in 2008. Frank was an avid bowler and golfer. He loved his Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle, and his family and friends meant the world to him.

Frank is survived by his brother, Stuart Jones (Mary Sommerfeld) of Grand Junction, CO; his sister, Susan Jones (Monica Del Castillo) of Holt, MI; his niece, Katie Del Castillo; Step-brother, Jim Wise (Becky) and their children; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ismon Jones in 1980; and by his mother, Ida B. Wise in 2006; and step-father, Earl Wise in 2003.

Frank will always be in our hearts. He will be fondly remembered for his big heart; his big hugs; his witty sense of humor; and his outrageous T-shirts.

Cremation has been conducted. A memorial celebration of Frank’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday Sep. 18, 2010 in Reed Riverfront Park in downtown Mendon. All are encouraged to share a story about Frank, and to wear their favorite Hawaiian, bowling, or golf shirt. An online register is available at

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