Robert M. Jones, 59, of Boone Grove, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2023. He was born December 10, 1963, in Hammond to James and Sandra (Miller) Jones. Bob graduated from Portage High School, and made his career with US Steel for 28 years, serving on the crane crew, fire department, and as an electrician. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, and Local 1014 Steelworkers Union. Bob was also a gifted artist, who enjoyed doing volunteer art work, painting, carving, sculpting, and drawing. His character, Mr. Pop’n Fest, had been used as artwork for the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. But more than anything, Bob was a devoted and loving father. He took on the role of both parents when his wife passed away, and remained steadfast, selfless, and positive while raising his children. Bob will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
On March 8, 1991, Bob married Susan Marie Reynolds, who preceded him in death in 2015. He is survived by their children: Keenan Jones of Valparaiso, Daelyn Jones of West Lafayette, and Zion Jones of Boone Grove; his father, James Jones of Portage; his siblings: Kelly (Laurie) Jones, Deanna (Dave) Gallardo, Julie (Brian) Harrje, and Jennifer (Ian) Wilczynski; and many loving extended family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Jones; and best friend, Dave Mays.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. The funeral service will begin on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family for the care and education of Zion.  Click here to watch the recorded funeral service.


Prayers and hugs to all the family. Remember all the memories that have been made over the years. May God bless and keep you. Love, - Marcia and Steve Bellovary 

Our heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's entire family, dear friends and acquaintances. We cherished the moments that we got to spend with Bob and his wonderful family. We cherished our friendship with him and his loved ones as well. He will remain in our hearts and thoughts. Our prayers go out to Robert's children and all of his loved ones.  -Joseph, Susan, & Jacob Friedrich 

I will always remember his huge heart, smile, and art. Thinking of you,  -Laurie (Kravas) Soares 

We are extending our heartfelt sympathy to all of my cousin, Bob’s family and extended family. We were close when younger as cousins, and I always admired his kindness and gentleness with people. He was a very talented artist, and a great father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Darice, Doug, Alexandra, Emily, and Ian France

I went to school with Bob and “worked” briefly at Western and Southern in Portage. We laughed more than worked and it showed. Bob was so funny and such a great artist. I have some of the art he created just for me. The space left behind cannot be filled he was one in a million. He was the kindest guy and loved his family so much. God bless the family and friends who will miss him. God bless his children this is an unbearable loss.  -Kim (Thomas) Stancato 

We were saddened to hear of Roberts sudden passing. Please know that Robert & his family our in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace, -Bob & Kelly Griffith 

The epitome of a kindred spirt. It was an honor to call big ole Bob my friend. Bob had many talents that seemed to have come effortlessly. I'll carry many fond memories in the honor to be one of his co workers. Heaven has gained a special soul. Gonna miss ya Doodler, -Glenn DeYoung 

My thoughts and prayers are will you all. To know Bob was to love Bob. He was an amazing man, father, artist. I will continue to pray daily for you all. Love to you all as you heal. -Kelly Diehl 

Broken-hearted over this news..Bob walked into my path in the journey of life 6 years ago..such a blessing! He brightened my life with his kindness and humor.. he was a very creative wordsmith & storyteller. He touched so many with his kindness and true selflessness. Prayers for his kids and family for their loss. -Carolyn (SpicyP) Grenda

My sincere condolences to the family of dear sweet Bobbie. I know that he will be sorely missed by all of the family and friends. My heart is hurting for all of you, May God keep you all in His loving arms.  -Carol Anderson 

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