Jarl, Thomas Keith 90

Thomas Keith Jarl passed away on December 26th, 2020 in Litchfield, MN.
Tom was born on June 27th, 1930 at the Jarl home in West Albion where his family ran the creamery. He attended Gunnary School and then went on to graduate from Annandale High School. He attended a year and a half at the U of M before returning to the family business when his father passed away. He married the love of his life Joyce Kotila on May 5th, 1951 and went on to raise 11 children residing in the Dassel and Cokato areas. Tom worked for the Dekalb Hatchery, started his own construction company and built homes for 20 years, did a little farming, then eventually moved to Camp Chi Rho with his wife to manage the camp for 13 years. He enjoyed many years of retirement with his wife Joyce. He also enjoyed outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Tom was devoted to his Heavenly Father and enjoyed going to church and Bible studies. He was a mentor to all and showed love and kindness.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, his parents Thomas Jarl and Mary Jarl Erickson, daughter Karen Hillstrom and grandchildren James Lantto, Daniel Jarl, Keith Larson and John Hillstrom. Survived by his children, Steven (Cheryl) Jarl, Vicki (Chris) Lantto, Janice Christenson, Kathy Jarl, Cindy (Mike) Worden, Shari (Phil) Rokala, Brenda (Cyrus) Welte, David (Susan) Jarl, Mary (Nathan) Ruonavaara, Joe (Kari) Jarl as well as 38 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534