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Rudolph M. Jarvi, M.D.

August 23, 2012
The Mining Journal

SAGINAW, Mich. - Dr. Jarvi, age 89, died Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Hoyt Nursing Home, Saginaw.

Rudolph was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on July 27, 1923, to the late Michael and Alina (Koski) Jarvi. He lived a long, full and very blessed life. He was a blessing to others in many ways. He was a loving husband to Virginia for 64 years and faithful father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He served in the United States Army as a doctor during the Korean War after which he joined a medical practice as a pediatrician and expanded his specialty to include pediatric cardiology. He also volunteered at the Free Well Baby Clinic. His hobbies included making knives, fishing, hunting, with boating being his biggest joy. He served as the commander of the Saginaw Bay Power Squadron and was the fleet Surgeon of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club.

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Rudolph M. Jarvi, M.D.

Dr. Jarvi is survived by his loving wife, Virginia L. Jarvi; their 4 sons, David (Karen) Jarvi of Grayling, Martin (Maria) Jarvi of Cedarburg, Wis., Richard (Lois) Jarvi of Oxford, Ohio, and Ronald (Cheryl) Jarvi of Fresno, Calif. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Life celebration service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church, 612 Millard Street, Saginaw. Reverend Thomas Cundiff will officiate. The family will receive friends at church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church or The Navigators ministries. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan. To sign online guestbook, visit



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