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Arthur A. Jarvis, age 87, of Withee, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the church in Withee. Burial will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.


Arthur was born September 15, 1926, the son of Joseph and Jennie (Eckola) Jarvis in Crystal Falls, MI. He was a 1944 graduate of Crystal Falls High School. After graduation Art enlisted in the US Air Force. Following his military service, Art attended Michigan State University and earned a BS degree in Agriculture. Arthur was united in marriage to Waverly Ann Mitchell on June 17, 1950 at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River, MI. He taught at Felch High School in Michigan from 1950 to 1954. He returned to Michigan State and earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine. They later moved to Cornell, WI for 3 years and moved to the Owen-Withee area and resided there ever since.


Art was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and the Owen-Withee Lions Club, Owen Masonic Lodge, Owen American Legion and he also served on the Owen-Withee School Board and on the State Bank of Withee Board. He earned 3 awards while being a member of the Lions Club; Birch-Sturm Fellow, Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion of the year 1965-1966.


Art enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, playing cards and traveling with his wife, Waverly.


Arthur is survived by his son, Gary (Glorinda Marie) Jarvis of San Francisco Bay area, CA, his granddaughter; Angelina (Randy) Severson of the San Francisco Bay area and a great-grandson; Orion Severson, and other relatives and friends. He is further survived by a sister; Marge (Will) Kottke of Phoenix, AZ, brothers; Ray Jarvis of Marquette, MI, Edward (Joan) Jarvis of Crystal Falls, MI and Ted Jarvis of Nashville, TN.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Waverly on April 27, 2013; his daughter; Gayle Jarvis, brother; Fran Jarvis and sisters; Joyce Heynan and Arlene Price.
In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to Nazareth Lutheran Church.



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