Friday, October 17, 2008

Frank Nelson Jarrett

Nelson Jarrett, age 75, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Nelson was born in Anderson, IN, son of the late Ralph and Madonna (Nee: Needler) Jarrett.

He served in the United States Army as a PFC during the Korean War. On September 1, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jane E. Adams in New Castle, IN. Nelson was employed by Modine Manufacturing for many years as a Senior Principal Development Engineer. His work there was one of the great joys of his life. He highly valued education and was a graduate of Purdue University and also attended Marquette University. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, volunteered with the boy scouts, and gave generously of his time to many people and volunteer activities. Nelson was well known for his love of engineering, woodworking, the outdoors, and creative projects that delighted his grandchildren to no end. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Nelson is survived by his loving wife and partner of 51 years, Jane; his children, Roger (Linda) Jarrett, Daniel (Jennifer) Jarrett, Sonia (Dean) Carver; brother, Leonard (Kathy) Jarrett; five grandchildren, Scott, Joseph, Thomas, and Nathaniel Jarrett, Keegan Carver; mother-in-law, Wahneta Gebhart; an aunt, Melda Warner; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy (Joe) O'Grady, Keith Adams; nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline (John) Readle.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 745 Main St., on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brad Van Fossen officiating. Private entombment will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service: 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Treisman and the team at Aurora St. Luke’s Milwaukee, staff at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center, and Hospice Alliance for their patience, compassion, and loving care.

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1 comment:

The Finnegan Family said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers