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Arthur "Art" E. Jarve

March 26, 1943 — December 23, 2022


Arthur "Art" E. Jarve, 79, of Bellevue, Michigan passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at home.

He was born on March 26, 1943 to Arthur and Marjorie (Schafer) Jarve in Highland Park, Michigan.

After graduating from Carleton Airport High School, he continued his education at Michigan State University and at Wayne State University, where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration.

On September 14, 1963 he married Sharon M. Wright in East Lansing, Michigan. Arthur worked for Rockwell International in Chelsea, Michigan for 12 years. He moved on to purchase his own business in Bellevue, Michigan. Along with his wife Sharon, they ran Bellevue Hardware, Inc. for 30 years and retired in 2008.

As an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Marshall, Arthur served in many ways, including being the chairperson of two building committees in Chelsea, Michigan and Charlotte, Michigan. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, camping and gardening. He took great joy in generously sharing his gladiola flowers that he grew with others.

Arthur "Art" is survived by his loving spouse Sharon, his two children, Patrick A. Jarve and Margery M. Szczerba; his five grandchildren, Katie M. Szczerba, Sarah A. Szczerba, Zane B, Szczerba, Effie G. Jarve and Amelia P. Jarve; his brother, Robert (Beth) C. Jarve; his two nieces, Erin Jarve and Kelly Naumes; and his two nephews, Dr. Robert (Amber) K. Jarve and Dr. Patrick (Dr. Nancy) O'Connor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William B. Jarve; his sister, Linda S. Jarve; his nephews, Daniel Jarve and Chris Naumes; and his son-in-law, Steve B. Szczerba.

Visitation for Art will take place on Thursday, December 29, 2022, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church (440 West Drive Marshall, Michigan 49068) with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 am at the church. Pastor Dave Moran officiating.

Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the charity of your choice, to the Bellevue Fire Department (115 E. Jackson St. Bellevue, MI 49021) or The Bellevue Memorial Scholarship Fund (201 West St. Bellevue, MI 49021).

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