Edmund “Sunk” Jones, 86, of Ely, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 28, at Shueyville United Methodist Church in Shueyville. Burial followed in Rogers Grove Cemetery.
Edmund was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Williamsburg, to Ed and Polly (Lewis) Jones. He graduated from Ely High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Sunk married Ellen Klinsky on June 18, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ely. Sunk farmed for over 40 years around Ely. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Ely Fire Department.
He was a member of the Ely American Legion, Cedar Rapids VFW Post 788, the Shueyville United Methodist Church and the Ely Odd Fellows.
Ed is survived by his wife, Ellen; a daughter, Becky Showalter (Fred) of Ely; two sons, Wayne (Holli) of Buffalo, Wyo., and Larry of Wake Forest, N.C.; grandchildren, Allison Schnoor (Jed), Charles Showalter, Krystal Jones, Kelli Jones and Amanda Jones; a great-granddaughter, Emily Schnoor; and three sisters Margaret Hiscock, Elizabeth Rice and Mary Martin (Robert).
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bob Jones. Memorials may be directed to the Shueyville United Methodist Church and the Ely Fire Department.