Obituaries: Olen Jarvis

Olen Granvil Jarvis, 76, of Milton, Iowa passed away February 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born August 16, 1940 in Davis County, Iowa to James Isaac and Irene Larue Arnold Jarvis. He married Thelma Louise Dinges on July 9, 1964 in Oakland, California. Thelma passed away April 6, 1990. Olen served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He then worked as a welder for Cedar Rapids Steel until 1982 when he took a position at a plastic factory where he worked until retirement. Olen had lived in Milton for several years.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen Jarvis of Agency, Iowa; two brothers, Otto and Otis Jarvis both of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Jessie, Cody, Felicia, and Summer; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Olen Jarvis Jr.; daughter, Irene Jarvis; four brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Bill Eakins officiating. Burial with military rites will be at the Troy Cemetery in Troy, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the family.