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William Jarvi

February 17, 1945 — February 15, 2020

Paavola William K. Jarvi, 74, a resident of Paavola, passed away Saturday February 15, 2020, at the UP Health Marquette Hospital following a short illness. He was born on February 17, 1945, in Hancock, a son of the late Kenneth and Sylvia (Forsman) Jarvi. Bill was raised in Paavola and attended the Hancock schools graduating with the class of 1963. Mr. Jarvi was a veteran having served with the United States Army. Following the service Bill had worked for McGanns Building Supply and Pettibone in LAnse. On September 7, 1968, he was united in marriage to the former Regina Ruotsala. The couple moved to Royal Oak where Bill worked for Chris Nelson and Sons contracting as a heavy equipment mechanic and then Wetmore Tire Shop. In 1972 the couple moved to Coburntown and since 1982 have made their home in Paavola. Locally Bill worked as a mechanic for Copper Country Ford before owning and operating Bills Auto Sales and Service first in Hancock then moving the business to Quincy Hill where he worked until his health would no longer allow him to work. Mr. Jarvi was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Hancock and the Alfred Erickson Post #186 American Legion of Hancock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends at the family camp in Skanee. Surviving are: His wife: Regina Jarvi of Paavola His children: Heidi (Scott) Racine of Algoma, WI Shellie (Daniel) Crisman of Tapiola Holly (Kenneth) OConnor of Chassell Eric (Christina) Jarvi of Dodgeville His grandchildren: Amanda, Raynne, Ayla, Kenny, Aili, Chase, Ty, Adara, Macaiah and William Her great grandchild: Kajika His sisters: Shirley (Carl) Holquist of Ypsilanti Arlene (Ted) Montecello of Hancock Patricia (Doug) Viola of Chesterfield, MI His mother-in-law: Dorothy Ruotsala/Haapapuro of Hancock Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Funeral Services for Bill will be held 12:00 noon Wednesday February 19, 2020, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Hancock with Pastor Jesse Aho to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton. Friends may call on Wednesday February 19, 2020, from 11:00 am until time of services at the Zion Lutheran Church of Hancock. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorials be given to the Beacon House in Marquette in memory of William K. Jarvi. To view Bills obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

8:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Zion Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Pastor Jesse Aho

, Hancock, MI 49930

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