|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1932|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2013|
Merel Edward Jarchow, age 79, of Shell Rock, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in Maquoketa, Iowa due to respiratory problems.
Merel was born on September 28, 1932, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Walter and Hazel (Foot) Jarchow. Merel attended the School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He lived with his parents at Waverly Junction. In 1947, they purchased a home at 918 North Public Road in Shell Rock, Iowa. In 2008, Merel moved to the Meadows Assisted Living in Shell Rock and in July of 2012 to Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa. He worked for Brooks Sand and Gravel Company for many years and also plowed gardens, mowed lawns, and kept his neighbors driveways clear of snow in the winter.
Merel was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Shell Rock. His enjoyments included driving his tractor in the 4th of July parade, gardening, his dogs, and providing a home to the neighborhood cats.
Merel's memory is honored by a sister, Jeanette Vossberg of Janesville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harrison and Richard Jarchow, and a sister, Geraldine Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15th, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Shell Rock. Burial will follow at West Point Cemetery Southeast of Shell rock.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 14th, at the Funeral Home in Shell Rock where the family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Merel's family
Find A Grave contributor James Tomlinson
Walter H. Jarchow (1897 - 1979)
Hazel L Foot Jarchow (1900 - 1986)
Harrison Jarchow (1923 - 1972)*
Merel Edward Jarchow (1932 - 2013)
West Point Cemetery
Created by: Louis
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
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