Ann Jones, 91, died July 1st, 2013, at St. Mary's Care Center, Madison, Wis. She was born December 2nd, 1921, in Peshtigo, Wis. to Edmund and Emelie Dupuis.
Ann's father was a building contractor in the Northeast Wisconsin area for many years. Her mother was a respected, self-taught naturalist, herbalist and artist. The family had French and Acadian roots in Canada. Ann graduated from Peshtigo High School in June 1939. She attended Nursing School at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wis., and began working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Menominee, Mich. in 1942. She met and married Mattias Ojala in January 1944, and moved to Green Bay, Wis. They returned to Marinette, Wis. in 1946. Ann gave birth to two children: Robert Ojala, born in Green Bay, Wis. and Alice Ojala Johnson, born in Menominee, Mich. During her years in Marinette, Ann worked as a Social Worker at the Marinette County Mental Hospital and also returned to work at St. Joseph's Hospital as a surgical nurse. In 1980, Ann moved to Sun Prairie, Wis., where she worked at the Colonial Club as the Housing Coordinator for the Colonial View Apartments, Colonial Acres, Boulevard Apartments, and Evora Lodge. Ann met and married Fred Jones in September 1982. Fred's family included two grown sons: Fred and Mark, and two grown daughters: Terri Bevins and Holly Kane, and step-grandchildren: Jennie (deceased), Sean, Mandy and Nicola Jones. Fred preceded Ann in death on June 15th, 1994. Ann continued as Resident Manager and office worker at Evora Lodge until June 10, 2000.
Ann's son, Robert Ojala, has six children: Susan (Eric) Myers, Rachel (Justin) Dumke, Claire, David and Anne Ojala and Ellen (Kevin) Benes. Robert has five grandchildren: Alex, Ethan and Sophia Myers, and Brycen and Caden Dumke.
Ann's daughter, Alice Johnson, has three children: Todd (Kristen Brose) Lynwood and Bruce and Bridget Johnson. Alice has three grandchildren: Connor Lynwood and Jesse and Elijah Johnson. Ann's deceased siblings are Edmund, Adrian and Agnes Dupuis, and she is survived by Francis Dupuis and Mary Loser of Peshtigo, and Kateri Dupuis of Wauwatosa, Wis. Ann lived in the Sun Prairie area and remained active with the Colonial Club residents until her stroke in 2007, at which time she became a resident at St. Mary's Care Center.
A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends on Augus 11, 2013 in Sun Prairie.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., or the charity of your choice.