On September 26, 1959, Jon W. Loveless was born to Charles and Ester Loveless in San Diego, CA. Jon was the only boy and the youngest of six children. After the passing of his mother, Jon lived with his father in between Iowa and Nebraska. Jon graduated from St. Paul Public School and then entered the Navy.
Jon served his country proudly and honorably aboard the USS KNOX as a Sonar Tech for just over nine years. During that time, Jon received two honorable mentions. After serving in the Navy, Jon married his first wife, Susan Fegter. The couple lived in Des Moines, Iowa for several years.
Later in Jon’s life, he met his future second wife, Tina. Jon and Tina met on January 29, 2000, and from that day forward they were inseparable. On August 30, 2003, Jon and Tina tied the knot. After ten years in Des Moines, Iowa, the couple decided to make the move to Grand Island, Nebraska to be closer to Jon’s family.
In life, Jon enjoyed spending time with his wife, Tina. The pair loved to cook, shop, watch T.V., and go out for long drives. On those drives, Jon would sing to Tina. Jon also enjoyed fishing, reading, building computers, and playing PC games. His dream was to live near the ocean or on a small farm.
In February of 2017, Jon was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma (cancer of the eye). Treatment for the Ocular Melanoma seemed to be working, however, by 2019, cancer had traveled to his liver.
Despite this setback, Jon was determined to fight his cancer. Tina and Jon sought help at the Holden Cancer Center in Iowa City. In March of 2020, they moved back to Des Moines from Grand Island to be closer to the treatment center.
After a year and ten months, doctors informed Jon that there were no remaining treatment options for his cancer. Jon and Tina spent the next few weeks together, inviting family to visit and say their final goodbyes. On December 11, 2020, at 11:45 a.m., with his wife Tina beside him, Jon passed away.
Jon is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ester Loveless, his uncle, two sisters, and nieces and nephews.
Jon is survived by his loving wife Tina, his beloved cat Fat Louie, three sisters: Sharon Stark Pottsboro, TX, Martha Neeley, and Sarah Pryce, both of Grand Island, NE as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jon’s Memorial will be on January 29, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1304 N Custer Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803.