David Jarvis

David Jarvis

David Jarvis of Martin passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, at Wings Home in Allegan. Mr. Jarvis was born July 10, 1938 in Lansing to Richard and Carol (Montgomery) Jarvis.

For many years he was a member of, employed by and had been President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 36, retiring in 1988 at the age of 50. Dave had been successful in business and enjoyed spending weekends at their cottage up north and on his 40 acres. He was also a member of the Otsego Masonic Lodge. In his leisure time Dave loved fishing, and enjoyed telling stories, wood working, yard work, gardening and working puzzles.

On March 4, 1978 in Clare, MI he married the former Patricia A. Leigh, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter, Russell (Eileen) Jarvis, Ronald Jarvis and Carol (Tim) Hildebrand; a step-son, Stuart E. Bridgewater; eight grandkids; two great-grandkids; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; and a brother.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with his family from 10 to 11 A.M. Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Don Graham officiating.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Michael, Kristin Leigh and Family says:

    Aunt Patty, we are so sad to hear of Uncle Dave’s passing. You are (and always have been) in our prayers. We love you very much wish we could be there for you.

  2. Lynn and Georgia and Dale Washburn says:

    Grandma Patty Grandpa Dave will be miss a lot I love Grandpa Dave a lot and if you need any thing let me no I love you so much Grandma Patty

  3. Rodney Walker says:

    It is with great sadness and heavy heart learning of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and mentor. I really enjoyed my last visit with him on November 14, 2013.

    I have wonderful childhood memories; As we sat in their front yard under a shade tree. Talking baseball, the Detroit Tigers would be the theme of the day.

    The trips to Tiger Stadium, with fellow Masonic Lodge brothers and their sons. Bringing the talk into reality, the conversations to live entertainment, the voices to pictures and the journey. The bus ride. The greatest event of the day! Awesome times; Awesome friends; Awesome people.

    Prayers go out to his family in hopes of bringing solace, within.

    Theses and many other memories. Keep Dave alive in our hearts and in our thoughts. Forever and ever; So Mote It Be.

  4. Chuck and Martha Shoemaker says:

    Dear Patty,
    We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.. Our Love and our Prayers are with you at this time. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to us. We will always cherish that friendship.
    God is good All the time.

  5. florence swanger says:

    I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you patty and family I will says prayers for all of you I know its hard and you have great family . im dad to and all I can say is dave is new angel in heaven love you all

  6. Jim and Joyce Boss says:

    Carol, Tim and families, Just remember the good times, always.
    Our love out to you all. Jim and Joyce

  7. Ben & Kathy Newcomb says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family. Fond memories of his love of fishing and his awesome talent at tying his own fly’s – the beautiful wooden toys & dishes he made – even knitting his own hats – and the “big move” to Martin. He was dedicated to the union and will be missed.

  8. The Newmans--Ruth, Carol and Jan (Brinkert) says:

    Carol and Family, you were both blessed by, and a blessing to, your
    father. Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss.

  9. Matt and Cindi Williams says:

    Tim, Carol and family, so sorry for your loss. Cherish and re-live happy memories.

  10. Marty and Jana Bowman says:

    Remembering your Dad and good times at the house in Martin growing up (Marty). Our sincere condolences as we keep the entire Jarvis family in our thoughts.

  11. Joe and Sharon LeMaire says:

    Dear Patty,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a wonderful, thoughtful person. He will be forever in our memories of the great times we had together. Prayers for your and you family at this difficult time.
    Love, Joe and Sharon

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