Jona Schott (nee Erickson)

Jona Schott (nee Erickson)

Passed on June 18, 2020

October 6, 1931 – June 18, 2020                  On June 18th, Jona passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at the Teulon Hospital. She gracefully endured the slow progression of dementia with a smile on her face and an acceptance of her fate. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Jack of 65 years, her children Allan (Valerie), Dwayne (Dale), Ryan (Jacquie), Lynda (Brent), daughter-in-law Marlys, fourteen grandchildren (Daniel, Monica, Bonnie, Stacey, Robert, Jeffrey, Kristina, Craig, Kristen, Rob, Ashley, Brayden, Stephanie and Nicole) and one great grand-daughter, Emmalyn. She was predeceased by her son Eric (Marlys), her sister Rosa and her brother Bergsveinn. Jona was born in 1931 in the Mary Hill district, southwest of Lundar, to Alla & Bergsveinn Erickson. She grew up enjoying the farm life and was proud of her Icelandic heritage. She spoke Icelandic before learning English and was known for her delicious vinarterta. Like her mother, she was an avid student and became a teacher for a few years before marrying Jack in 1954. They raised five children on their farm near Warren. Jack cherished the 65 years they shared together. She will be remembered for her amazing kindness, her selfless interest in others, and her beautiful smile. She was a strong encouragement to her children and grandchildren. She instilled in all of us her love of family and learning, as well as a strong work ethic. Some of her pastimes included gardening, needlepoint, Sudoku, crossword puzzles and knitting for her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed, but at the same time we feel incredibly blessed with the years we had with her. A private internment was held at the Warren Cemetery with U.S. family viewing online in Wisconsin, Iowa and Idaho due to travel restrictions. Her grandchildren carried her to her final resting place. The family wishes to thank homecare and the medical staff of Stonewall and Teulon Hospitals for taking such good care of her. In my heart your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true; There’s not a day, my dear, I do not think of you. Loving and kind in all your ways, Upright and just, to the end of your days; Sincere and true, in your heart and mind, Beautiful memories you left behind.


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