January 20, 1961 – October 5, 2021
Theresa M. (Jones) Stewart, 60, of Watkins, MN died on October 5, 2021 from complications during treatment for kidney cancer. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in Paynesville, MN, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will take place in Menahga, MN cemetery after the service.
Theresa was born January 20, 1961 to Kenneth R. (Shorty) Jones and Bonnie R. (Wolf) Jones in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up in South Sioux City, NE, attending Kindergarten to Grades 1 at Harney School and Grades 2 to 8 at St. Michael’s, where she graduated in 1975. After that, Theresa attended the South Sioux City Public High School for 1 year before her family moved to Waterbury, NE, where she attended Allen Consolidated High School, where she graduated in 1979. After high school, Theresa attended Western Iowa Tech under the Specialist Accounting Program, and eventually graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 1989 with a BA in Accounting.
On August 18, 1984, Theresa was married to Kevin W. Stewart of Sioux City, IA. The couple resided in the Sioux City, IA and South Sioux City, NE area. Theresa worked at IBP, Inc for several years, and was also a Benefits Administrator for Bakers Local 433 until 1999, when the family moved to Wadena, MN. While in Wadena, Theresa worked for the Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority as an accountant until 2006.
In 2006, the family moved to St. Cloud, MN, where Theresa worked at the St. Cloud Housing Authority as a senior accountant for over 15 years until her death. She loved her job and was a dedicated and loyal employee, appreciated by all. When she was not working, Theresa liked to do a lot of things. She loved going to auctions, yard sales, fishing, gardening, collecting cookbooks, which number over 2,500, and canning tomatoes. Her favorite activity was spending time with her children and grandchildren whenever possible. She was always ready to help someone if she could, whether it was gardening, running errands, mowing the garden, or helping to transform the deer Kevin would bring back from the hunt. If you wanted something, she would try to get it for you.
Theresa is survived by husband Kevin 37 of Watkins, MN, son Andrew of Brandon, SD, daughter Michelle of South Sioux City, NE, brother Wayne Jones of South Sioux City, NE, sister Sue Ann Lewis (Dave) of Woodbine, IA, and his father Kenneth Jones of Ponca, NE, six grandchildren, Chloe, Joshua, Teigan, Tyler, Lucas and Christopher, brother-in-law Bryan (Dawn) Stewart of Sioux City, IA and several cousins. Theresa was predeceased by her little sister Jackie, her mother Bonnie, her grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Theresa will be sadly missed by all who knew her.