Mr and Mrs Jarrett were our neighbors on Sycamore St in the 1980's. They were always very kind and patient with us kids and used to give us a quarter to pull the weeds out of the cracks in their sidewalk. I remember Nona working at Von Maur and Lauren always walking/sitting/socializing at either the mall or at Hy-Vee. This October past I took my daughter to Lutheran Homes to trick or treat and came across Lauren and Nona sitting together smiling and handing out treats. I am so glad I got a chance to reintroduce myself and say "Hello" again. His response was "I am now 98 years old and my Nona is 96". They made an impact on my life that I will never forget. There are few like him and he will be missed. God bless.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Lauren Jarrett, 98, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital.
The funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Church or Spring Valley Bible Camp. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Lauren was born on February 9, 1924, in Muscatine, the son of Bert and Leila McIntire Jarrett. He married Nona Brier on October 9, 1945, in Atalissa.
Lauren was a retired reflexologist. He was a member and ushered for Calvary Church. Lauren enjoyed walking, going out to eat, trying new restaurants, and traveling to Greece, the Holy Lands, Bahamas, Hawaii, and New York. He was a people person and liked to joke around saying "Hey, you old goat." Lauren loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Nona Jarrett; two daughters, Linda Jarrett and Fern McFadon and her husband, Terry, all of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Devin Pettit, Tim McFadon, Shonna McFadon, and Chad McFadon; five great grandchildren, Tawney, Seth, Jake, Luke, and Nile; and one great great grandchild, Calahan.
Lauren is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Virgil E. Jarrett; one sister, Kathleen Richardson, and one great grandson, Sam.
I live near Rochester, Iowa. When I would walk in at Calvary and Lauren was greeting and he saw me he would say, “Hey Rochester!” I expect that’s what I’ll hear him say the first time he sees me in Heaven.
Praying for God’s peace for Nona and Family.
Lauren was the most funny likeable witty Christian. Lauren made almost every person he was a round laugh. He will be missed by many!!
There was never a dull moment with Lauren, he spent his time making people smile and laugh. He truly was one of a kind to us at LL. You will be deeply missed my great friend!
My deepest sympathy to Lauren family.
Great man will miss conversations on Sunday with him!
My sympathy to the family of a great man or "toe-tickler" as my family called him. I always enjoyed visiting with him.
May. Lauren’s heart prepare the way for Nona. His gift of life will bring joy to heaven.
Blessings from Dyann and Dave Roby
My deepest sympathies. Lauren was quite the character. I always enjoyed visiting when he came in the Hy-Vee to shop. His wife would go shopping and he sat on the bench be the greeter at the front door. Say hello to your brother for me. Rip… Julia
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