Douglas Jones

Profile Updated: April 11, 2021
Douglas Jones
Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Charleston, SC USA
Spouse/Partner Mary Pat
Occupation Retired teacher and wind farm developer
Children Lori born 1970-2015
Katie born 1977
Andy born 1983

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Apr 12, 2021 at 8:23 PM

Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 at 6:21 PM

We have learned of the passing of the significant other of classmate Linda Mann, Dr. Timothy Menke. Our condolences to Linda and family.

Timothy Berton Menke, DDS, FAGD, age 69, son of Lester and Kathlyn Menke, passed away on April 8, 2021, in Spencer, Iowa, in hospice care following a short illness.

Tim was born on November 21, 1951, in Cherokee, Iowa, and grew up on a farm near Calumet. He was an energetic and fun-loving child who was active in 4-H, showing livestock at the O'Brien County Fair. Tim served as president of the 1970 class at Sutherland Community High School, where he played basketball, ran track, participated in drama, music, forensics, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended the University of South Dakota and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1974. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the University of Iowa Dental School, graduating in 1977.

Dr. Menke ran a successful dental practice in Cherokee for more than forty years, providing the community with compassionate dental care. He viewed it as an honor and privilege to serve his patients, who fondly referred to him as "Doc." Tim was a life-long learner who earned a Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2011. He also acted as a clinical training mentor for CEREC CAD-CAM technology at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ from 2013-2014. Tim was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He served a term as President of the Iowa Academy of General Dentistry.

Tim took great pride in serving three terms on the Cherokee School Board and was board president for eight years. He served on the Bethlehem Lutheran Church council and was involved in many community organizations, including the Jaycees, Rotary Club, and the Cherokee Community Theatre.

After retiring in 2018, he moved to Spencer with his significant other, Linda Mann. Tim enjoyed studying piano, gardening, golfing, boating, camping, fishing, and traveling. He also had a love of grilling and cooking. Tim was a man of strong faith, attending Hope Church in Spencer and was a member of the men's Bible study group.

He is survived by his significant other, Linda Mann of Spencer; son, Nicholas Menke (Ruta Pareigis Menke) of Davenport; daughter, Abby Menke Freeman (Brad Freeman) of Austin, Texas; former wife, Virginia Menke of Cherokee; brother, Daniel Menke (Patricia) of Calumet; sisters, Anne Menke (Sarah Dumke) of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Sarah Menke-Fish (Don Fish) of Potomac, Maryland. He will be missed by his four adoring grandchildren, Nolan, Aubree, Evelina, and McKenna, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also fondly remembered by Linda's family: Darren (Raquel) Mann of Murray; Lisa (Todd) Cline of Altoona; and Linda's grandchildren Tyler (Ashley) Christle, Caitlyn Christle, Kathleen (Roger) Kelly, Cody, Sierra, and Savannah Mann; Linda's great-grandchildren, Khia, Addison, Claire, Beckett, and William, and all of Linda's siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Kathlyn Menke, brother, David, and sister, Mary, who passed away of Spina Bifida at a young age.

At Tim's request, the family will hold a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Spina Bifida Association,
Under "Give Online," select "Donate in memory or in honor of", or a gift in Dr. Menke’s memory to support the College of Dentistry Patient Assistance Fund at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Contributions can be submitted online, Donation Form – Gift Details.

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Mar 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Nancy Enger ask me to pass along the following information from the Class of 66:

Teri Thompson (Mart) Kinsey passed away in Des Moines on March 9, 2021. She was married to Ron Mart ‘66 who passed away in October of 2013. Both had lost their battles with cancer. Our sympathies to her family.

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Mar 11, 2021 at 9:51 AM

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021 at 2:07 PM

We have recently upgraded our class website so that each page has its own secure certificate so that you can rest assured that all the info you share on our site is safe and secure

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Jan 10, 2021 at 3:29 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 at 2:58 PM

We received word that Brent Rice, brother of classmate Rhonda Rice passed away this week of Lewy Body Dementia Our sympathy to Rhonda and family

We also received word of the sudden death of Chris Nielsen ‘63? Our sympathy to his family also.

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Dec 01, 2020 at 1:58 PM

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Aug 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Jim Zinn passed away on August 17 2020   Details to follow

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Aug 22, 2020 at 12:17 PM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020 at 7:38 PM

I was able to talk with Tim Cliffords family today Tim has been confined to an Alzheimer’s unit in Prescott AZ for about three years. His family talks to him every day for about 20 minutes He asks the same questions and repeats himself a lot. They Skype with him once a week. I hope you can each take a moment to say a prayer or hold Tim in your heart. He is a great guy and this is such an awful disease Thanks

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Aug 12, 2020 at 7:36 AM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 8:22 PM

We have received news from Jodi (Mori) Toombs of the loss of her husband Bill last December just before Christmas. She was thankful that their children and grandchildren were all able to be there as that would not have been possible in today’s environment. She reports that she is doing okay and has family close by and a loving community. We offer our sincerest sympathy to Jodi and her family.

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Aug 12, 2020 at 10:47 AM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 12:41 PM

The Jones’ twins, born to Andrew and Victoria. Mary Pat and I are proud grandparents again!

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Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Happy belated birthday.

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Jul 22, 2020 at 1:18 PM

Fellow classmates I want to call your ATTENTION to the column on the left in yellow. Just above MEMBER FUNCTIONS

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Jul 20, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Got an opinion? Share it! On the left column is a section marked ‘Who Uses”. Click on it to tell us if the website is worth keeping or not. we will leT YOU KNOW THE RESULTS

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Jul 22, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2020 at 3:57 PM

We are half way through the month of July and it is too hot to be outside here in Charleston so this quarrentine seems pretty normal for this time of year, it is also the time of year for the annual renewal of our website and domain name. Our yearly costs are about $250 a year to keep both the website and domain name ad free. I have the donation button open on the Home Page, but true to form I can't remember how to activate it. When I do I'll alert you to that fact

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Jun 07, 2020 at 6:53 PM

We've had some down time due to Class Creator migrating to a new cloud storage device, but they assure us that the migration was successful and we are now better than ever. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Feb 19, 2020 at 5:23 PM

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020 at 1:55 PM

We offer our condolences to classmate Denny Evans and his family on the passing of his mother last week

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Feb 10, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Posted on: Feb 07, 2020 at 4:47 PM

Our condolences to classmate Jim Unrau and his family on the passing of his brother John on February 1, 2020. Graveside services are pending in the Spring. Watch the Warner Funeral home website for details.

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Dec 07, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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Dec 08, 2019 at 3:22 AM

Posted on: Dec 06, 2019 at 4:22 PM

I received an update today on our classmate and my friend since
The North School days Tim Clifford. Tim is in the Margret T Morris Memory care
Facility in Prescott AZ. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Some days are better than others, but he seems happy. His phone number is 928-358-3579. He may or may not answer but does enjoy calls.