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Susan Florence Jarvis

January 31, 1940 — March 30, 2024


Susan Florence Jarvis, 84, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully March 30, 2024 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

Born January 31, 1940 in Valders, WI she was the youngest daughter of the late Lawrence Pankratz and Alice Mary Woodcock Pankratz. Susie went to North High School where she enjoyed cheerleading, singing in the choir, and led the pep committee as a chairman until

graduating in 1958.

On June 15, 1963 she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Richard “Jerry” Jarvis Jr. at First Presbyterian Church in Sheboygan. The pair resided in Kohler, but especially loved visiting and hosting dinner parties at their cottage on Crystal Lake and, later, Elkhart Lake.

Susan loved singing, entertaining and traveling as all true Pankratzes do. She was a multiple time tennis champ at the Sports Core in Kohler, a Sheboygan Service Club volunteer and an avid reader and solver of Sudoku and crossword puzzles. For 25 years she helped her brother

organize the Ramble Scramble fundraiser benefiting Cystic Fibrosis. She played Mahjong but enjoyed bridge above all, as she was part of numerous bridge clubs over the years with her fabulous friends.

When it came to celebrating family during birthdays and holidays, she spared no expense. Her house would come alive, decorated from top to bottom with festive flair. We will always remember the elaborate Easter egg hunts she would orchestrate for her family.

Susan is survived by her son, Randall Jarvis, grandchildren, Bryan Jarvis(fiance Morgan) and Jared Jarvis, sister Jan DeKarske and daughter-in-law Jill Jarvis. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, infant son Daniel, eldest son Richard, brother Dick Pankratz, and sister Diane Storm.

A special thanks to Sheboygan Area First Responders, the Emergency Team at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, the knowledgeable staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, and to all her beloved bridge friends.

A celebration of Susan's life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Altona Supper Club 2306 Calumet Dr. New Holstein.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Susan Florence Jarvis, please visit our flower store.

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