Jarvis Dozeman

  • Born: February 24, 1924
  • Died: October 2, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jarvis Dozeman, age 96, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Jarvis was a life-long member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder several times. He was affiliated with the Crystal Lake Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida. He worked as a farmer most of his life. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Jarvis was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma in 1981; daughter-in-law, Sherry Dozeman; and stepsons, Steve Stoike and Timothy Stoike.

Jarvis is survived by his wife of almost 38 years, Norma; children, Dr. Ronald and Bonnie Dozeman, Kendall Dozeman, Marla and Larry Zuidema, Dr. Lynn Dozeman, Gary and Stacey Dozeman; step-children, Terry and Magaly Newmeyer, Kevin and Kathy Stoike, Gregory and Carol Stoike; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and his special pet cat, Cindy.

Funeral services are at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Drenthe Christian Reformed Church, 6344 Adams St. Zeeland, MI 49464 with Rev. Gary DeKoekKoek officiating.

Visitation with the family will precede the service and start at 10:00 am at the church. Masks will be required.

Burial to take place in West Drenthe Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jarvis' honor to Drenthe Christian Reformed Church or Resthaven Care Centers.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of David's House care facility at Resthaven for their excellent care and service to Jarvis and his family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Norma & family,
Connie and I moved away from West Drenthe in 1985 but one never leaves good neighbors completely behind. We are saddened, along with you, at Jarv's passing. You have our sympathy and you all will remain in our prayers over the coming days.
It has been several years since I've seen Jarv's smile, but when I think of Jarv it's his easy smile that I remember. I also remember Jarv's amusing description of a love affair between two neighborhood Rat Terriers.
I was just a kid eavesdropping on an adult conversation between Jarv and Joe Morren. I think Jarv had delivered Joe's male Rat Terrier back home, to Joe. Jarv explained that he had put his female Rat Terrier in the oats bin up over the stable because the dog had come in heat. Jarv had even taken down the ladder to the bin. As insurance against unwanted puppies, Jarv had also placed a hay bale crossways on the barn beam that was the only remaining access any male dog could possibly have to that oats bin. Jarv's female seemed safe and secure but the next morning Joe Morren's male Rat Terrier was in the oats bin too! Jarv and Joe chuckled as they speculated how that male dog could have climbed up the haymow to reach the beam then jumped over the hay bale to reach the oats bin and Jarv's female.
Whether this Rat Terrier love affair produced puppies is not important all these years later. For me all these years later, the importance is my memory of Jarv's smile and his telling of this humorous story. We have all lost a wonderful man.
Bob & Connie

Posted by Bob & Connie Staal - Knoxville, TN - Friend   October 06, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to care for Jarvis. He was a kind and gentle man.

Posted by Rev. Leigh Van Kempen - Holland, MI - Friend   October 05, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Posted by Dave and Kris Fraam - ZEELAND, MI   October 04, 2020

Dear Marla, I am so sorry and extend our sympathy and prayers. We are thinking of your family at this time. Rita Austhof

Posted by Rita Austhof - Zeeland, MI - Coworker   October 03, 2020

Family Album