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Dennis E. Tarr

 
August 29, 1952 - October 3, 2017
 

Dennis E. Tarr, 65, of Mechanicsburg, died at 4:16 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born August 29, 1952 in Springfield, to Carl and Marlene Pretet Tarr. He married Vicky Greene on April 28, 1973 and she survives.

Also surviving are five children, Jason (Tracy) Tarr of Mechanicsburg, Gabriel (Alison) Tarr of Pontiac, Christy (Howard) Manuel of Naperville, Benjamin (Ellie) Tarr of Riverton and Kaitlyn Tarr of Mechanicsburg; nine grandchildren, Shelby, Taylor, Jace, Jackson, Logan, Blaine, Aubrey, Sophia and Hudson; three sisters, Carol (Dan) Duckworth of Eagle River, WI, Cinda (David) Earles of Mechanicsburg and Julie (Jeff) Snyder of Springfield; one brother, Joe (Melanne) Tarr of Dawson; one brother-in-law, Bob Etherton of Dawson and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Donna Etherton and one brother Tommy Tarr.

Dennis loved his farm and livestock. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg. He served as chairman for the annual pork chop supper for over 30 years. He loved being with family and friends and enjoyed parties in the barn. He will be remembered as a father figure to many and source of laughter to all.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A second visitation will be held from 10 – 11 am Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg.

Funeral Service: 11 am Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg with Reverend Gaylord Spilker officiating.

Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Time: 04:00 pm

End Time: 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church - Edinburg

Address:

205 North Campbell Street
Edinburg, Illinois 62531

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church - Edinburg

Address:

205 North Campbell Street
Edinburg, Illinois 62531

Cemetery Information

Mechanicsburg Cemetery

Address:

Mechanicsburg, IL

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg.


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