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Ernest "Ernie" Jarman, 87

Ernest "Ernie" Jarman, 87, of Walker died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Walker. He was born Jan. 4, 1921 in Springfield, NE to Lloyd and May (Sloan) Jarman. He grew up in Nebraska working on a ranch with his family. He gradu...

Ernest "Ernie" Jarman, 87, of Walker died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Walker.

He was born Jan. 4, 1921 in Springfield, NE to Lloyd and May (Sloan) Jarman. He grew up in Nebraska working on a ranch with his family. He graduated from high school in 1939 and joined the United States Army in 1943.

He met his wife Jean, while living in Urbandale, IA and they were married April 25, 1943 while he was stationed in San Antonio, TX. After World War II ended, they moved to Dexter, IA and bought a farm. A few years later, he started working for FW Woolworth moving around the country managing store districts in different cities.

In 1963 he purchased the Town Café in Park Rapids and later purchased the theatre. They lived on 8th Crow Wing Lake south of Nevis and then moved to Walker. In 1975 they purchased the B&B dime store, which they operated until 1988.

Surviving are his daughter, Vicki (Russell) Zastrow of Anoka and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Steve, who was killed in Vietnam in 1971; and two sisters, Golda Stafford and Luella Leeper.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids with Rev. Ken Nyhusmoen officiating.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.

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