Funeral services for Tracy Ann Jonas, 46 of Avon will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Springfield.
Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7. A Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m.
Tracy Ann Jonas (Talsma) was born December 8, 1967 in Yankton, SD at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was born to Jack and Annetta (Orr) Talsma, the eldest of 3 children. Tracy died unexpectedly Sunday, December 22, 2013 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall.
Tracy attended Kindergarten thru 2nd grade at Dahlenburg country school, 3rd grade thru 12th grade in Avon. She attended college courses at SDSU, Mount Marty, and Northeast Technical in Norfolk. She enjoyed her time spent in New York City being a nanny. Tracy loved her adventure to Alberta working as a ranch hand.
On May 27, 1995, Tracy married Jon Jonas at Trails End Ranch. She automatically became a Mom to 2 wonderful girls, Cassandra and Kimberly. Soon after another bundle of joy named Ryan joined the family. In 2000, Tracy’s last bundle of joy, Josephine was born.
Tracy was active with her horses in 4-H and loved working with the cattle on the ranch. She developed a passion for coffee early on in life which continued throughout the years. She had a love for all animals, which could range from her pet box elder bugs, her pet mouse Jimmie to her newest love, yorkie poo Molly. She could be caught crocheting and cross stiching in her idle time. Most recently she enjoyed attending her children’s school activities and sporting events. One of Tracy’s greatest joys was spending time with her 4 grand babies.
Tracy enjoyed helping people which showed through her employment choices. She loved to work with the residents at Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall and the Assisted Living Center in Springfield. She was currently employed with CBM food service at the Mike Durfee State Prison where she met her dear friend, Tiffany (Tif) Kyte.
Tracy is survived by her husband Jon of Avon; 4 children: daughter Cassandra (Jonas) Medricky and husband Roger with 3 children, Peytn, Bradyn and Preslyn of Dante , SD; daughter Kimberly Jonas and Travis Balvin, with one child, Kason of Tyndall, SD; son Ryan Jonas and daughter Josephine Jonas both of Avon; mother Annetta (Orr) Talsma of Springfield, SD; sister Corrie (Talsma) and husband Rich Trujillo with 2 boys, Nathan and Jacob of Sioux Falls; brother Jerry Talsma and wife Tina with 2 children, Hayden and Hensley of Avon.
Tracy was preceded in death her father Jack Talsma; grandparents Clifford and Elizabeth Talsma, Burdette and Marion Orr; and great uncle Bud and many other aunts and uncles.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
December 26, 2013