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Frederick Jones, age  82, of Grant, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born January 6, 1938 in Morley to James & Dolores Jones. The family settled in Grant, Michigan where Fred attended and graduated from Fremont Public Schools in 1956.


On August 15, 1958 Fred married Darlene Bordeau in Whitehall, Michigan. Together Fred and Darlene enjoyed 62 years of marriage, they settled next to his parents home in Grant, Michigan where Darlene still resides.  They raised five children; Janille (husband Ron), Jennie (fiancé Rick), Fred, Robert, and Roseann (husband Dale)the family was blessed with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Fred retired from CWC Textron Plant 3in Muskegon Michigan September 11, 1990.  Fred had a keen sense of humor, enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and restoring old cars.


In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Spectrum Health Foundation MC 004, Hospice & Palliative Care 100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Jennie Konczal on August 13, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    The Dash Poem
    By Linda Ellis

    I read of a lady who stood to speak
    At the funeral of a friend
    She referred to the dates on the tombstone
    From the beginning to the end

    She noted that first came the date of his birth
    And spoke the following date with tears,
    But said what really mattered most of all
    Was the dash between those years

    For the dash represents all the time
    That he spent alive on earth
    And now only those who loved him
    Know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not how much we own;
    The cars, the house, the cash,
    What matters is how we live and love
    And how we spend our dash.

    So, think about this long and hard;
    Are there things you’d like to change?
    For you never know how much time is left
    That can still be rearranged.

    If we could just slow down enough
    To consider what’s true and real
    And always try to understand
    The way other people feel.

    And be less quick to anger
    and show appreciation more
    And love the people in our lives
    Like we’ve never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect
    And often wear a smile.
    Remembering that this special dash
    Might only last a little while.

    So, when your eulogy is being read
    With your life actions to rehash
    Would you be proud of the things they say
    About how you spent your dash?

  2. Rose Ann Randolph on August 14, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    My dad is now my angel and walks besides his kids now as our life goes on to help guide us. He looks through heavens windows and hears us speak to him, even though he can’t speak to us he’s always , he’s the first man that I loved from the day i was born and through out my growing up, I married a man that is like my dad, kind, gentle, supportive, and means the world to me. I love you dad more than life but if God had a reason he called you home maybe needed a hand fixing something. You’ll be missed.
    Until we meet again in heaven I’ll see you in my dreams.

  3. Vikki Jordan on August 14, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Fred was more then a husband a father a grand father a great grand father and a friend he was there for me when I needed a place to stay with my oldest son billy when times were hard he taught my middle son Anthony how to tie his shoes my youngest son matt remember all his old cars out back. He is and always will be a great man and missed and loved by so many.

  4. Sharon teal on August 16, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Uncle fred was always there whenever anyone needed something. He never said to much but when I say “uncle fred, I’m thirsty”, and uncle fred say” want some water and smiled”. That’s my uncle fred! I will as always love u uncle fred and u will definitely be missed. R.I.P. I will c u again, god called u home, bc u was a good man. To my aunt darlene, Janelle, jenny, Freddie, robert and rosie’s my heart is with u all and I love u all.

  5. Tweety on October 16, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    One of my favorite uncles! I will never forget your smile or how you always made me feel, R.I.P. As your pain is finally over And I will see you on the other side love you

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