Julie Ann Jarvinen age 72 of Rochester died on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Marys Campus. No services are planned for Julie. Julie Ann Jarvinen was born on December 15, 1943 in Red Wing, MN to Everette and Ordelia (nee Baker) Jarvinen. As a young child her family moved to Eveleth, MN. Her family moved back to a small farm in rural Zumbrota and Julie graduated from Wanamingo High School in 1961. Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota
with her PhD in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Julie started working for Iowa State University in Ames, IA. She was an associate professor of Veterinary Medicine, working mainly in the research department. She had many articles published in Veterinary publications and she retired in 2014 and moved to Rochester. Julie enjoyed spending time with her pets and watching Mixed Martial Arts. Julie is survived by her niece, Skylee Jarvinen of Wanamingo; sister, Marie Page of Kenyon; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Moreland of Annandale, VA, Jessica Page of Wanamingo, Jerad Page of Faribault, Jon Page and Jason Page, both of Pine Island; sister-in-law, Darla Jarvinen of Wanamingo and special friend Bill Hedberg of Alma, WI. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Ordelia; brother, David Jarvinen and nephew, Jeffrey Page. Cremation arrangements were handled through the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.