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I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out about the loss of this wonderful man. I use to live in one of Jon's duplexes. Jon was truly a kind and caring man to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are going out to his family. The world has lost a wonderful person.

Posted by: Debbie Boyd - West Des Moines, IA - Acquaintance   Nov 22, 2020

Sorry to hear of the passing of Jon.

His smile, leadership, kindness will be missed.

I have many happy memories of Jon from college. He knew how to get a group of crazy, young college kids and form a bond and memories that last forever.


Terry Rich

Posted by: Terry Rich - Clive, IA - Friend   Sep 20, 2020

Linda and kids we were heartbroken to hear of Jon's passing. You all our in our thoughts and prayers. We have been remembering all the fun times that we had at conventions and the good times our kids had together. Sending hugs and love to you all. Larry and Cindy Helmers

Posted by: cindy Helmers - Waverly, IA - Friend   Sep 18, 2020

Along with Mic and Rick, Jon and I helped run Troop and Pack 88 in Ankeny for many years. There were many great camping and hiking trips in Iowa, Colorado and once to the Boundary Waters. Jon loved getting outdoors and working with the scouts. It was during one of our many late evening campfire talks that I learned he was from Scranton, where my father's family lived. Turned out Jon used to get thrown out of bed on Saturday

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Posted by: John Sayre - Ankney - Friend   Sep 18, 2020

Linda, I will echo Jim McGrew's words...Jon was a great colleague and caring counselor to so many kids. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by: Jean (Heard) Byl - Waverly, IA - Friend   Sep 17, 2020

Linda and family, Jon was one great guy--a wonderful friend and valued colleague. Our prayers and sympathy. Jim and Marlene McGrew

Posted by: jim mcgrew - waverly, IA - Friend   Sep 17, 2020

Our condolences to the whole Oxenford family.
Tom and Margie Tolsdorf

Posted by: Margie Tolsdorf - Scranton, IA - friend   Sep 17, 2020

Linda, I have followed your wonderful life with Jon through our EHS lunches for all these years. Your life in Ankeny, the births of your children, your trips, your plane rides, your time at your MN cabin, and the births of your grandchildren....You have shared your stories with such enthusiasm. There has been one constant that has shown through in all your stories = your sterling love for Jon (and he for you) and how much the two of you

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Posted by: Holly Eastman - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Friend   Sep 16, 2020

Jon was a great guy ! I've known Jon for several years, but I knew his mother and dad as my first teaching job was in Scranton.Great people to know !

Memories are to cherish everyday til we all meet again! Sending prayers and comfort !

Posted by: Sue Meyer - Pleasant Hill, IA - Friend   Sep 16, 2020

John will be missed. He was a great friend to us all and an inspirational leader for our sons during his time with all of us in BSA Troop 88.

John was there for all of us and we had great times camping and especially during our Colorado White Water and 14000 ft. mountain trecks .

Posted by: Mick and Bonnie BARRY - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Sep 16, 2020