Jones “Notch” Funmaker
Jones Funmaker, Sr., age 51 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin walked on Friday, March 31, 2017 at University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Indian Heights Community Center in Wisconsin Dells with Clayton Winneshiek officiating. Burial will be at Indian Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Indian Heights Community Center on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 Noon.
Jones was born February 10, 1966 in Mauston, Wisconsin the son of Robert and Stella (Carley) Funmaker. For over 25 years (1991-2017) Jones has worked for the HoChunk Nation. In the casino table games he was a blackjack dealer, floor supervisor, pit boss and shift supervisor; was a casino shift manager; poker room manager at DeJope; involved with youth services and was an executive manager of HoChunk Gaming-Wisconsin Dells. Jones also enjoyed being a “Dad” and Choka, going to movies, golf outings, attending music concerts, reading comic books, following the Green Bay Packers and traveling.
Jones is survived by his children, Samuel, Coleman, Jordan, McKinley, Jones, Jr., Tia, Brittany, Eleanor and Amaya; siblings, Carson, Roert, Harrison, Christine, Roberta and Winona and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kiya and a niece, Carly Greendeer.