Kenneth W. Jarvis, age 85 a resident of Kenosha, went to his heavenly Father surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2014 at the Hospice House Racine.
Ken was born on August 22, 1928 in Marinette WI. He was the son of the late Alfred and Pearl (Planky) Jarvis. The family moved to Kenosha when Ken was 14. He graduated from Kenosha High School in 1947. He served his country in the U.S. National Guard reserves from 1947-1954. On July 29, 1961 he married Dorothy Lyles at the Kenosha Court House. He became an instant step-dad to Becky Lyles and in May 1962 another daughter Darleen. He retired from Snap-on Tools after 37 years of employment as a machinist in the automatics department. Ken loved to bowl and he was a very well-known bowler in Kenosha. In March 1962 Ken and Bob Marescalco set a state doubles record of 1,441 pins. Ken also bowled on “Bowling With The Champs”. He loved to watch the NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers, ESPN Bowling and old westerns. He enjoyed painting with acrylics and trips to Las Vegas.
Ken will be deeply missed by his family, daughter Darleen (John) Scuglik, sisters June Shaltes and Ruby Regnery, son-in-law Tom Eide, grandchildren Allen (Jill) Eide, Shelley (Dan) Gnolfo, great grandchildren, Natalie and Gavin Gnolfo, and many nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, his daughter Becky Eide, brother Don Jarvis, sisters Elaine Jurgens and Audrey Anderson.
The family would like to thank the staff at Casa Del Mare Assistant Living, Erin and Val at Community Care, the staff at Hospice House Racine, the staff at Kenosha Memorial Hospital, Dr. Meredith Clubb, Dr. Melinda Knight, Dr. Miso Miloslavic, and family friend and caregiver Wanda Culver.
A memorial service will be held on Friday April 4, 2014 at Kemper Center Founders Hall (6501 3rd Avenue) at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday at Founders Hall from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Hospice Alliance would be greatly appreciated.