In memory of

Rick Jarvis

June 7, 1960 - April 15, 2020
From: Arthur, IA
Rick Jarvis

Rick Jarvis

Born: June 7, 1960
Died: April 15, 2020
Age: 59
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   Ricky (Rick) Jarvis, age 59 of Arthur, IA, passed away on April 15th, 2020, at his residence in Arthur with his family by his side.  Ricky Joe Jarvis was born on June 7, 1960, and was adopted by Wilbur and Ethel (Stone) Jarvis at the age of two. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City, IA. Rick grew up in Sac City where he attended grade school and later Sac Community High School.

   Rick married the love of his life, Andrea Denise Kapayou in Tama, IA. This union was blessed with three children: twin sons, Shane and Shaun, and a daughter, Denae. Rick farmed with his father in his younger years. He was also a cabinet maker and did beautiful work. Rick’s passion though was always music. He gave guitar lessons and had his own band named Lazarus. Rick was an amazing songwriter, often writing originals.

   Rick loved life and put his family above all and enjoyed spending time with them. He liked fishing and loved the outdoors. Hiking in the mountains was on his list of favorite things to do. Rick loved traveling. He was known to just take off on an adventure to see where he’d end up.

   Rick was a loving, caring, generous and selfless man. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Andrea Denise Kapayou Jarvis of Arthur, IA; children Shane Jarvis of Arthur, IA, Shaun Jarvis of Lafayette, LA, Denae Jarvis of Arthur, IA; grandchildren Dominic and Liam Jarvis of Tama, IA; sisters Diane Jarvis of Arthur, IA, Shae Godfrey of Tucson, AZ; many extended family members and friends.

   Rick was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Ethel Jarvis; paternal grandparents Thomas and Bertha Jarvis; maternal grandparents Curtis and Christina Stone; aunts and uncles Clayton “Bud” and Judy Stone, Raymond and Dorothy Jarvis, Gerald “Babe” and Daisy Young, Garland and Shirley Meyer, and Willard Jarvis.

Private Family Graveside
Friday, April 17, 2020
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“Rick was a genuine, kind-hearted man. We were blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed. We are praying for Denise and their family. ”
- Jesse and Katie Bergman
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:58 PM
“Rick was a nice caring guy,he was a great neighbor. He will be missed by all.
He is in our prayers.”
- Bud&Sandy Lichter
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:58 PM
“For the family of Rick Jarvis: We are expressing our sympathy for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May the memories of Rick expressing his love for all his family remain in their hearts. ”
- Gene and Lynn Morgan
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“Deepest heartfelt condolences to you all . He was a very special man and he will always be with you . I am so very sorry for your loss .”
- amber Pushetonequa
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“I love you my dear brother and will miss you forever. My heart hurts so heavy for Denise, Denae, Shane and Shaun! Know that you had the best and cherish those memories forever. I love you all. ”
- Shae Z Godfrey
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“My heartfelt condolences to the family. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Angie Breshears
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“So sorry to hear about Uncle Rick passing away. I have good memories of meeting all of you when I was a young girl. The obituary is beautiful and paints a good memory of Uncle Rick for me. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs!”
- Jaime, Jason, and Riley Sather (Shae's daughter)
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