John Hallberg Jones and Lorraine "Lane" Yatckoske Jones are lifetime residents of Minnesota, having attended high school together. They have two sons and seven grandchildren
Mr. Jones is also active in numerous fraternal orders. He has been involved in various political and community activities over the years, including management of state Senatorial campaigns and PTA leadership. He is a Kentucky Colonel; an Honorary Chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department; a LT COL Aide de Camp of the Alabama State Militia; and an Arkansas Traveler. Mr. Jones is also an accomplished magician, an avid ornithologist, pianist, and traveler, having logged over one million airline miles. In 1996 he returned to travel exclusively by train, his lifelong favorite method of travel. Lane and John are strong adherents of the Seventh Day Adventist faith.