Richard Charles Jarvis, 56, of Oostburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, February 18, 2022 surrounded by family. Born on Flag Day, June 14, 1965, in Sheboygan. Rich was the son of Susan Pankratz Jarvis and the late Jerry Jarvis. He graduated from Kohler High School in 1983 where he played his favorite sports of basketball and football, where he helped the Blue Bombers to 2nd place at State, and set a record for long distance running in track. At the age of 21, Rich was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which subsequently led to numerous medical complications. On June 6, 1998, he was united in marriage to Jill E. Zarnoth at Community United Church of Christ in beautiful Elkhart Lake. It was one of his favorite places where he competed in the Sunday sailboat races with a Sunfish. In 2003, on Friday the 13th of June, he received a heart transplant. Everyone is thankful for each day of these additional 19 years he was so generously granted. He was a fighter and cared for nothing more than his family. Rich enjoyed doing sudoku and crossword puzzles with his coffee every morning. He loved playing Mastermind with his wife, reading, and listening to audiobooks, which made for some great discussions. He is survived by his loving wife, Jill Jarvis; two sons, Bryan Jarvis of Morrison, CO, and Jared Jarvis of Houghton, MI; his brother, Randall Jarvis of Sheboygan; Mother-in-law, Dorothy Zarnoth, brothers-in-law; Dean (Goldie) Zarnoth and Scot (Andriea) Zarnoth and sisters-in-law; Dawn (John) Bina and Jodi (Jeff) Hirsch. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel, who died shortly after birth, his father, Richard “Jerry” Jarvis Jr., and beloved grandma, Alice Pankratz.
A Special thanks to Oostburg Area First Responders, Aurora Medical Center ICU Grafton, the knowledgeable staff at Sheboygan Southside Walmart Pharmacy and neighbors Jim and Kim Block.
A Celebration of Rich’s Life will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Town & Country, W1943 Co. Rd. J, Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers a memorial may be made in Rich’s name to the charity of your choice.