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William "Bill" Jarvela

August 12, 1935 — August 11, 2021

William “Bill” Jarvela, age 85, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021 at his home in Eveleth with his family by his side. He was born in Sparta on August 12, 1935. Bill was a treasured husband, father and grandfather who was known for his easy-going personality, love for fishing on Ely lake, his green thumb that tended his edenic vegetable gardens, and the great generosity with which he showered his grandchildren. Bill could always be seen smiling while holding a fish, but his smile was never wider than when he was with his greatest catch, Judith, his wife of 63 years.

Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife: Judith, brothers: Burton, Benhart and Steve, sister: Bonnie, children: Kathleen (Dave) Cleland, Gregory (Dawn) Jarvela, Douglas (Stephanie) Jarvela, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way. 

Bill is welcomed to his eternal home by his parents: Marietta & Eino Jarvela, brothers: Bob and Dave, and sister: Elizabeth. 

A graveside service for family will be held 10am Saturday, August 14, 2021 in the Gilbert Cemetery with Pastor John Dietz officiating. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

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