Des Moines

Richard M. Jarrett Sr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Mercy Hospice-Johnston. He was born in Des Moines, on February 14, 1950, to Clayton and Betty Jarrett

He enjoyed bowling, golfing, working with his hands and working around the yard. Rick was a model train and RC airplane enthusiast. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and vacationing with his wife. What made Rick’s day was when the Cubbies won the World Series. Rick retired from John Deere after 30 years of service as an experimental welder, where he built prototypes of cotton pickers and cotton strippers.

Rick is survived by his wife Marge; children, Michelle Jarrett, Rick (Kaye) Jarrett II and Wenddie (Kraig) Thomson; step children, Brenda (Mike) DeLawyer and Brockton (Helen) Stewart; brother, David; sisters, Patty and Linda; eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, August 26, 2019 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Rick’s family.

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Service Details

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa
Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00 am
Graveside Service
Highland Memory Gardens
1 NE 60th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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