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1945 Jon 2023

Jon Mundell

January 27, 1945 — June 13, 2023

Jon A. Mundell Sr. (JM), 78, Gratiot, WI., passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2023, in Newcastle, WY, while traveling with family. He was born January 27, 1945 on a farm in Chatfield, MN to his parents Edward and Isabel (Pinkham) Mundell. Jon was a carpenter and roofer by trade and a member of the Carpenters Union.

As a young man, Jon worked for Ettle & Franz Roofing (St. Paul), traveling to work in Sioux Falls, SD, Colorado, and Nebraska before returning to the St. Charles, MN area. He married Kathleen M. Sholes on July 28, 1972. Jon and Kathy went on to have three children and lived in Viola, MN for most of their 50+ year marriage. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa.

Jon owned and operated J-M Roofing for over 40 years. He was considered the area’s top specialist in slate and tile roofing. His work included many historic homes in Rochester’s Pill Hill district, many churches, The Plumber House, Assisi Heights, and The Anderson Center (RedWing).

Jon is preceded in death by his mother and father, a brother Gerald (Jerry) M. Mundell, and sisters Betty J. Blunt and Mary J. Damm.

Jon is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children: Jon E. Mundell Jr. (Amy), Jami K. Boss (John), and Jesse J. Mundell (Maiko); stepson Scott D. Styba (Maria); grandchildren: Jon, Josephine and Jane Mundell, Skyler and Lance Mundell, June and Jett Boss, Anthony Styba (Alyssa) and Seth Styba. Also, a brother, Edward Mundell.

Jon’s children will remember him as a fun-loving dad who taught them how to live with integrity and how to be successful in life.

Jon was strong-willed and known by his friends to be “the nicest and toughest guy they knew”, they will remember him as a good friend with a tough exterior and loving nature.

Jon retired from the Carpenters Local Union in Rochester, MN. He enjoyed riding his Harley, collecting coins, treasure hunting, metal detecting, rummaging at flea markets, and enjoying coffee with friends.

At his request, Jon was cremated and his ashes will rest at the Boss Dairy Farm in Gratiot, WI beneath the apple trees.

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