John J. Jonas
Date of Birth
September 14, 1943
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 13, 2018
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, March 19, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus School or Church

John J. Jonas, 74, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Saunders Care Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born September 14, 1943 in Wahoo, NE to Joseph and Lucille (Konecky) Jonas.  John graduated from Wahoo High School in 1962.  On July 15, 1967, he was united in marriage to Marlene Benda at St. Patrick Catholic Church in O’Neill, NE.

John was a lifelong farmer who was always willing to help anyone in need.  He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  John loved collecting and restoring Oliver tractors.

He is survived by wife of 50 years, Marlene Jonas; children, Patrick (Tiffany) Jonas of Charleston, SC and Michelle (Scott) Rushing of Lake St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Katelyn, Olivia and Jonathan Rushing; siblings, Patricia (Rod Youngquist) Jonas, Joann Swartz, Jerald (Terri) Jonas, Richard (Barb) Jonas, Donald (Anne) Jonas, Charles (Glenda) Jonas, Kathleen (Bill) Jones and Karen Jonas; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Lucille Jonas; Wally Swartz and John Mikle.

Condolences for John J. Jonas
  1. John Ludvik
    • March 15, 2018 - 6 years ago

    We were grade school classmates. John may the angels lead you to Paradise. Condolences to family

  2. Gary Doxon
    • March 15, 2018 - 6 years ago

    God’s blessings to the Jonas Family, I’ll always remember John, always calm, hard working, and helpful to any who needed it, under any conditions (like the middle of a blizzard). Prayers for you all.
    Gary Doxon

  3. Don and Marilyn Jirovsky
    • March 15, 2018 - 6 years ago

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a good friend to our son Mike. They had a lot of good times working on the machines and drinking a few beers. Blessings to your family.

  4. Sheryl Cramblet
    • March 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on John. So sorry to hear.

  5. Ed & Barb Malina
    • March 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Jim Fauver
    • March 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    My sincere condolences to the Jonas Family.

    Will miss seeing John around Wahoo and the
    Stockyards Cafe.

    He was a friendly and helpful person

    God Bless his soul.

  7. Jim Janda Jr.
    • March 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    My deepest sympathies to all the Jonas Family. I have very fond memories of John when our families would get together.

  8. Jan and George Briggs, Arlington Tx
    • March 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Marlene and Family
    So sorry to hear about John. Our sympathy to all of you and his family. The Lilja’s and Jonas’ were great friends growing up in the community and we have many special memories with all the family over the years. Our condolences during this difficult time.

  9. Lanny Larson
    • March 18, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Marlene, Our deepest sympathies on John’s passing. He was always such a pleasure to deal with. Lanny & Tom Larson

  10. Darlene Styskal Hensley
    • February 6, 2019 - 5 years ago

    John was a great cousin. Our birthdays are on the same day and he used to kid me when we were at St. Wenceslaus because he was a few hours older than me. My love and prayers to John’s family and John has left me with great memories of going to school together!

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