Otis Jarvis


On October 28th, 2022, Otis Wayne Jarvis 89 years old went home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his children: Vickie Klenk (Jarvis), Al (James) (Kathy), Steve (Suzi) and Mike (Cheryl) and his brother Otto. He is also, survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding him in Death, his wife of 53 years Judith (Kinkaid) Jarvis and son Russell, His Parents James and Irene, Brothers Oris, Oren, Olen, Frank, Ron and sister Beulah.

He was born on May 26, 1933, in Troy Iowa and spent most of his life in the Troy area. He served in the United States Army. Then moved to the Cedar Rapids area. After retiring from Linkbelt/FMC, he moved back to the Troy area.

Many people have said Otis never met a stranger, Everyone he met was a welcomed friend. Otis was a great role model. He left a positive impact on people wherever he went. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend. Otis and Judy loved to travel and see the United States by RV in their retirement. He loved to tinker and learn, if he couldn’t fix it, it wasn’t broken. Among many of his hobbies, he taught himself to paint in retirement.

We will also miss his hand on our shoulder, his smile, humor, wit, and words of wisdom. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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