Roland T. ‘Jim’ Jones, 81

LOVES PARK—Roland T. “Jim” Jones, 81, of Loves Park died at 2:35 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2007, in his home. Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Crisney, Ind., son of Roland T. and Vixie (Crews) Jones. Lived 67 years in the Loves Park area. Married the former Ruth Thrasher on May 29, 1950; she predeceased him. Former owner of Topper Realty and retired as Winnebago County tax assessor. Veteran of WWII serving in the U. S. Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Charter member of Crisney Lions Club. Member of the Loves Park Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. Jim was a world traveler and an avid golfer. Survivors include son Rick (Angela) Jones of Rockford; granddaughters, Gwendolyn of Chicago, Svea and Jazz both of Rockford. Predeceased by his parents and son Kenneth (Ruth) Jones.

At his request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Crisney or Loves Park Lions Club. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd. 401 River Lane, Loves Park. Visit

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