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.