In memory of

Dorothy Jarvis

July 2, 1929 - June 1, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Dorothy Jarvis

Dorothy Jarvis

Born: July 2, 1929
Died: June 1, 2021
Age: 91
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   Dorothy Jarvis, age 91 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA. 
   Dorothy Irene Wulf was born on July 2, 1929, to parents Alvin and Clara (Krueger) Wulf in Sioux City, IA.  She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her youth at the Salem Lutheran Church in Correctionville, IA, on August 1, 1943, and was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sac City. Dorothy moved from Sioux City to Correctionville and then to Nemaha with her parents as they farmed.  She attended country school in Woodbury County and graduated from Nemaha High School with the class of 1948. 
   On August 6, 1950, Dorothy was united in marriage to William Jarvis at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sac City.  This union was blessed with seven daughters: Bonnie, Marilyn, Phyllis, Susan, Barbara, Lois, and Mary. Bill and Dorothy raised their family in Sac City where she worked at Loring Hospital as a cook while her children were growing up.  Later in life, she worked at DaLe Monograming in Sac City. 
   Dorothy was a member of the Friendship Club at Iowa State Bank. She and Bill enjoyed several trips together over the years. She loved the outdoors. One of her favorite trips was when she and Bill went on a fishing trip to Canada with their close friends.  She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several card clubs. Baking, gardening, crocheting, knitting, and jigsaw puzzles were some of her many hobbies. Homemade treats were readily available when family and friends stopped by to visit. Her love of sewing led her to create several quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and was able to attend several of their ballgames throughout her life. 
   Most of all, Grandma Dorothy cherished precious time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always looked forward to attending school programs and sporting events the kids were involved in. They held a very special place in her heart.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Bonnie Ripley of Harlan, IA, Marilyn (Kevin) Mack of St. Louis, MO, Susan (Paul) Strong of Sac City, IA, Barbara Determann of Forest City, IA, and Mary (Kevin) Ganseveld of Forest City, IA; grandchildren: John Thometz, Amy Thometz, Joshua Mack, Andrew Mack, Angela Brucker, Jeff Strong, Justin Strong, Kayla Shull, Mathew Determann, Sara Jenness, Nicolas Determann, Tyler Determann, Larissa Ganseveld, and Zachary Ganseveld; great-grandchildren: Bo, Averie, Katelyn, Abby, Tyler, Kevin, Owen, Hailey, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Jared, Peyton, Keagan, Haydn, Liam, Hudson, Carson, Lauren, MacKenzie, Brantley, Asher, Brayden, and Connor.
   Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; infant daughters: Phyllis and Lois; sisters Donna Wulf and Darlene Jarvis; and infant grandson Christopher Thometz.
Funeral Service
1:30 p.m., Sunday
June 6, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
One hour prior to the service
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Sunday
June 6, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My deepest sympathies and peace to all.”
- Kim Mason
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM
“My deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
- Jane Hokanson Hawks
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful, kind woman and touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM
“I'm sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
- Rhonda Vauble
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM
“Bonnie I was very sad to hear the news of your mom's passing. My the Lord give you comfort.”
- Shelly Quail
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM
“I met Dorothy in 2010 when our Daughter married Dorothy's Grandson Mathew Determann. When our first Grandchild was born Dorothy made Haydn a blanket and booties. Haydn had to have this blanket at nap time, bed time and anytime she needed something to hold close. I remember Dorothy needing to repair this worn blanket so full of love. When Liam was born he was also given a blanket made by his Great Grandma. I know how much Dorothy was loved. I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
- Virginia Monson
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