Jason Tarpy

Jason Robert Tarpy

Friday, September 4th, 1992 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Jason R. Tarpy, 27, of Independence, IA died on Friday February 7, 2020 at his home in Independence.

Jason was born on September 4, 1992 in Waterloo, IA the son of Mark A. and Janet S. (Fowlkes) Tarpy. He grew up in Independence, IA and attended the Independence Community Schools and was a 2011 graduate of Independence High School. During high school he took a job as a custodian at the Buchanan County Health Center. In 2012 he became employed with Three Elms Golf Course in Independence, and eventually became the Head Groundskeeper, and during the winter months when the course was closed, he worked for Iowa Engineering Processors, also in Independence.

Music was a passion of Jason’s. He was a talented guitar player, and spent many hours listening to his vinyl record collection. He and his friends traveled multiple times throughout the years; to Grant Park in Chicago, IL to attend Lollapalooza. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was skateboarding, kayaking, fishing, playing disc golf, or watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July; Jason was at his happiest spending time with his friends and playing video games.

Jason is survived by his parents; Mark and Janet Tarpy, Independence, IA, a sister, Taryn (Austin Cox) Tarpy, Stout, IA, a brother, Troy Tarpy, Iowa City, IA, a special friend, Aislinn Evans, his maternal grandparents, Ed and Judy Fowlkes, Independence, IA, his aunts and uncles; Lavern and Renee Tarpy, Independence, IA, Lori Fowlkes, Winthrop, IA, and Diane and Shane Gibney, Bondurant, IA, many cousins, his cat, Geno, and all of his close friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Tarpy, and his friend Nic Shonka.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 Am on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence, IA, with Rev. Greg DeBoer officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Thursday February 13, 2020 a the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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  • Service

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 10:30am
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
    512 5th St. NE
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    Rev. Greg DeBoer
  • Interment

    Wilson Cemetery
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    Burial will be held at a later date


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Ellen McCardle Woods

Posted at 12:14am
Mark and Family so sorry to learn about the loss of your son. Prayers to you all

Debbie Bussey

Posted at 05:19pm
Mark and family, I am so sorry to read about your son Jason. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie (Toale) Bussey

Linda Lampe

Posted at 05:09pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Linda and Buc Lampe

Tom Halverson

Posted at 04:03pm
Deepest sympathies for the loss of your son Jason. I was not aware of your loss when I saw you at Walmart today.
Tom Halverson

John Snyder

Posted at 08:08am
Deepest sympathies for your loss

Travis and Cindy Slama Posted at 01:59pm

Your family is so much in our thoughts and prayers..lots of hugs sent your way..

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