CRYSTAL FALLS - Norma Jarvis, 88, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
Norma was born on Dec. 20, 1923, in Amasa, the daughter of Jack and Fanny (Saario) Koski.
Norma attended Amasa High School and graduated in 1941. She married Francis Jarvis in 1942. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2000. The couple made their home in the Gibson Lake area of Crystal Falls Township.
Norma worked many jobs over the years, including the Crystal Manor, Amasa Mill, Dr. Ted Ludwig's office and the American Can Co. Following her retirement, she and Fran spent many enjoyable years between their home at Gibson Lake and their camp on the Net River. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1992.
She was an active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. She enjoyed fishing, camping, snowmobiling, bird hunting, gardening and doing word puzzles. She was an ardent reader and an avid Packer fan.
Norma is survived by two sons, Jerry of Marquette and Jim (Bev) of Marquette; one daughter, Kelly (Allan) Ziehl of Menomonie, Wis.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Larry of Amasa; three sisters, Wilma Olson of Amasa, Donna (Brian) Connolly of Green Bay, Wis., and Sharon Zimny of Amasa; many nieces and nephews; and her loving companion-her little dog, Bailey.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Jackie, Roy and Donald (Buddy); two sisters, Viola and Ruth; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Jarvis.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Rev. Kevin Kaiser will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hematite Township Cemetery in Amasa.
The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.