V. Dale Jones, age 73 of rural Sebeka, MN, peacefully passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Lakewood Health Medical Center in Staples, MN surrounded by his loved ones. Dale was born on October 28, 1942 at the home of his grandparents near Jackson, MN to Varlyn and Marjorie Jones. He attended public school in Windom, MN until 1955 when his family moved to Sebeka, MN where he continued his education at the Sebeka Public School. As a young man, Dale worked for a Sebeka area farmer until 1963 when his family returned to Windom. Dale, along with his brother, Phil often loved to share their memories of moving back to Windom when they both driving separate small farm tractors drove from west of the Sebeka/ Menahga area all the way down to Windom each pulling two hay racks stacked full of farm machinery. After returning to Windom, Dale began painting farm buildings throughout the Jeffers, Storden and Windom, MN areas in a career that spanned many years. On June 8, 1971, Dale was united in marriage to the prettiest gal in all of Windom, MN, Janice Jean Jones at the United Methodist Church in Flandreau, South Dakota. This union was blessed with two children: Brian and Julie. In addition to his painting business, Dale also worked at the Toro Manufacturing Plant in Windom and as a custodian for the Ag. Chemical Company in Jackson. The young family made their home in Bingham Lake, MN until 1977 when they moved back to Sebeka and Dale worked at the Sebeka Cheese Plant until it’s closure. They then returned to Bingham Lake where they resided until 2003 when Dale fulfilled his lifelong dream of returning to the Sebeka/Menahga areas and purchased a small farm east of Sebeka. Dale worked as a personal care attendant for Tender Hearts Home Care out of New York Mills, MN. In 2015, Dale suffered a debilitating stroke which left his right side paralyzed and greatly changed his active lifestyle. Dale loved the outdoors, and especially loved to hunt deer, ice fish and camp with his family and friends. He was an avid gardener and looked forward to planting a large vegetable garden each year which he would nurture into fruitful abundance to share with his family and friends. Dale loved animals and enjoyed raising chickens. He also enjoyed watching and feeding the wildlife and birds that graced his property. Dale liked to keep himself busy by building furniture and other woodworking projects. Dale was especially proud to have been able to walk his daughter, Julie down the aisle at her wedding on June 27, 2015. Above all, Dale loved his precious wife, Janice for the past 45 years with all his heart and devoted his life to his son and daughter. Dale is survived by his wife of Sebeka; his son, Brian at home; his daughter, Julie and son-in-law, Dan Landwehr of Menahga; two sisters: Marylou (Walter) Sharp of Proctor, MN and Carol Worms of Deer Creek, MN; his brother, Phil (Charlene) Jones of Sebeka; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Wayne and Robert. Memorial services are planned for 11 AM Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Sebeka United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Koehne officiating. The urn bearers will be: Pat and Byron Jones and the rest of Dale’s nieces and nephews. A time of visitation and celebrating Dale’s life is planned for Thursday evening, March 24, 2016 from 5 to 8 PM at the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga and for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A luncheon will be hosted by the Sebeka United Methodist Church for all following the service. To view the memorial video tribute or to leave on line condolences please visit www.cardinipearson.com.