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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
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Robert Jarvis

Robert I. Jarvis Jr.

Sunday, July 25, 1937 - Friday, February 22, 2019
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Robert I. Jarvis Jr., 81, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

He was born on July 25, 1937 on Quincy Hill in Hancock. A son of the late Robert and Gwendolyn (Gill) Jarvis.

He graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1955. He was a veteran of the United States Army with an honorable discharge in 1963.
On August 28, 1965, he was united in marriage to Anita Kolmonen.

Bob was an avid Detroit fan. He loved watching the Red Wings, the Lions, and the Tigers. He also enjoyed spending time with his hunting buddies at Camp Wanabuk.

For those who knew Bob, knew he was always “happy happy.”

Bob worked as a heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local 324 for 32 years, retiring in November of 1991.

He was a member of the William Giroux American Legion Post 90 of Lake Linden, and the Operating Engineer Local 324.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gwendolyn Jarvis, his sister, Carol Sue Richards, and his loving wife, Anita.

He is survived by:
His loving daughter: Stacy (Mike) Chantelois of West Ishpeming
His special grandsons: Trevor and Finny
His brother in laws: Dick Richards of Hancock Canal Road
Wayne Kolmonen of Lake Linden
Terry Kolmonen of Calumet
4 sister in laws: Ann Kolmonen of Florida
Beverly (Douglas) Cope of Florida
Bonnie (Frank) Christopher of Florida
Janet (Gerry) Sevon of Calumet
And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per Bob’s request private services will be held.

Burial will take place in the Lake View Cemetery with the William Giroux American Legion Post 90 Honor Guard and the Copper Country Veterans Association.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Aspirus at Home for the kindness, care, and compassion they gave to Robert.

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The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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Jerr OHern

Posted at 01:54pm
Stacy, Sorry to read about your dad. He was always great to talk to, willing to share his wisdom or lend an ear. I always had top respect for him and considered him a role model.
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Brenda and Ellen Englund

Posted at 10:55pm
To a wonderful friend. May your spirit live on. Thank you for all the life you gave.
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Debby Parker

Posted at 08:19am
Stacy and family - We were so sad to hear that your dad had passed away. I know you are going to miss him terribly, but you know that he is in a better place now and not in any more pain and back in the arms of your mom. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Keep all the memories you have in your hearts and your dad will be with you forever. Ken and Debby

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