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OBITUARY - JAMES ELDON JARVIS, JR.

James Eldon JARVIS Jr. age 75, a longtime resident of Ames, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at Hospice Family Care in Peoria, AZ.

Jim was born June 26, 1935 in Maloy, Iowa the son of James E. and Ruth S. (BALCOM) JARVIS Sr. He graduated from Delphos High School in 1953, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served in the Korean War. He attended college at Maryville, MO and Iowa State. In 1959 he married Roma L. WITCRAFT in Des Moines. Jim worked at Sauer Danfoss in Ames in Logistics before retiring. Jim was a member of Ames Moose Lodge 520 and the American Legion Post #37. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, football and his season table at Prairie Meadows horse races.

Jim is survived by his wife Roma of Ames, Iowa; and sons Kevin and his wife Jeanette of Cedar Falls, IA, Steve and his wife Deanna and daughters Jana and Stacy of Wildomar, CA, Bruce and his wife Jennifer and children MacKenzie, Selena, and Joe of Story City, IA, his mother Ruth S. JARVIS of Story City, IA, and four siblings Ron, Sandra, Sharon, and Linda.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James Eldon JARVIS Sr.

A gathering of friends and family visitation will be Tuesday December 21, 4:00 - 7:00 pm with the family present at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. A Celebration of life funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 10:00 am at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames. A graveside burial service will be at 1:30 pm at Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa.

SOURCE:grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com/obituary/20252/JamesEldonJarvisJr/tributes

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011

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