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Thomas G. Tarvis

October 28, 1947 - July 10, 2020

Thomas G. Tarvis Thomas G. Tarvis
    July 16, 2020 | 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • July 17, 2020 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. Patrick Crane Road Catholic Church
    6N487 Crane Road
    St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Burial Location
    Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles

Thomas Tarvis was born in Detroit in 1947.  He is the second oldest of 4 children.  He attended the local schools, as well as catechism classes, which informed his deep faith.

He attended Albion College, in Albion Michigan, where he earned a Bachelors Degree.  He then was called to military service, where he served in the Coast Guard in the Great Lakes area. Upon completion of his service, he earned an MBA from Michigan State University.  He worked in Washington D.C. for a number of years at the Export-Import Bank.

In the private sector, he worked for a time at the First Wisconsin Bank in Milwaukee, and for Continental Bank in Chicago. While he lived in Milwaukee, he became an avid cross-country skier.   He was transferred to California, where he lived several years and developed clientele for the bank,perfected his skills in squash,and competed in triathlons.

In 1986 he moved back to Chicago where he was hired to be a stock broker for Blunt Ellis and Loewi, He was later hired by Dean Witter, and years later by Morgan Stanley.  While on a training meeting in Milwaukee, Tom met his wife, Teresa, who was working at Robert Baird.  Their shared interests sparked a conversation and 6 months later they were married.

One year later Tom and Teresa started their family with a son, and 5 more children followed soon thereafter.

Tom always wanted a big family. He got his wish.

In 2001 Tom moved his family to St. Charles.  He began to develop his business in the Tri-City area with gusto and determination.  He engaged in numerous activities from coaching soccer and basketball, to Rotary Chambers of Commerce, parish council, and the Tri-City Brew Fest.

Tom joined Ameriprise in 2017.  He enjoyed the professional and friendly environment.  From there he continued to build his business until his final moments on Earth.

Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 18, 2020 at St. Patrick Crane Road Catholic Church, 6N487 Crane Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles Township.


Sue Gehm from St. Charles, IL

"My deepest condolences to the entire Tarvis family. Tom was such a good man who cared very deeply about his family, He was so proud of all of you. I will miss calling him for financial advice and being able to talk about so many other things before we even got to the money part. He was a caring person and will be missed."

Bob and Kathy Brower from Grand Rapids, MI

"We wish Teresa and all the children good memories and peace as you travel through these days. We have many good memories of our days at Albion and throughout the years. He will be missed."

Lisa Conrath-Bova & Mark Bova from Geneva, IL

"Dear Teresa and family, without a doubt, your loving husband and father was one of the most gracious and caring people we have ever known. He would always lead with love, no matter the situation or conversation. He is missed already yet he will always be so fondly remembered. Our condolences. May the memories of your time on earth together get you through this difficult time and beyond."

Larry Johnson MD from St. Charles, SC

"Tom set up our Kane County medical society investment plan several years ago. Since I am the secretary/ treasurer of the society I interacted frequently with Tom to discuss investment strategy. He was always available to me and at least once per year he hosted our monthly meeting at his office. He attended our annual meeting. We all had the highest regard for his professionalism and kind manner. The Kane County Medical society and I will miss him very much."

Alpa from St Charles IL , IL

"Teresa and Family-Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during such difficult times. Tom was a kind, caring and compassionate man. We will miss chatting with him here at the bank."

Sharon OLeary from St Charles, IL

"Ted, Theresa and family we are praying for you during this difficult time. Tom had a love of life and always had a smile on his face. We will miss seeing him at Sunday mass and seeing him walking around downtown St. Charles. He had a passion for his community. His deep faith in the Lord was very apparent and he loved his family. God bless!"

Paula Souik Bizot from MADISON, WI

"Teresa and family, so sorry for your loss. Tom and my mom were cousins, and over the years I saw Tom at many family gatherings. I have fond memories of him, his sense of humor, and his kindness. Praying for comfort for you at this difficult time."

Rich and Vickey Becci from Clare, IL

"So sorry to hear of your loss."

Joe and Lori Priola from St. Charles, IL

"We're so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a terrific person and a great Rotary Brother. God bless your family."

Keith Litavsky from Wheaton , IL

"I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved my long conversations with Tom about investment, his family, hockey trips and his faith. I will miss seeing him and his wonderful smile. My prayers are with the entire family."

Bob and Pat Larkins from Three rivers, MI

"Teresa and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Due to the current Covid situation we will not be able to attend Tom's services, but please be assured that we will be thinking of all of you and praying that your family knows your family is there in spirit."

Bob and Pat Larkins from Three Rivers, MI

"We are so sorry for your loss. Due to the current Covid situation we will not be able to attend Tom's service but please be assured that we will be thinking of your family."

Ann and Ron Richards from St Charles, IL

"Dear Teresa and Family, We extend to you all our deepest condolences. Tom was such a special friend and dedicated Rotarian. We will miss his smile, his never ending desire to help others, his faithfulness to family and friends and his joy in serving others. May you all find peace in the many special memories of those happy days you shared. In friendship and love Ron and Ann Richards."

Wyonne Hegland from St charles, IL

"Teresa and family, I send my deepest condolences to you. May wonderful memories give you peace and comfort. Tom's dedication to helping others and gracious manner will be missed."

Bob and Karen Rensa from St. Charles, IL

"Dear Teresa and family, Our deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time. Tim was a wonderful neighbor who always had a welcoming smile and a willingness to help others. Bob so enjoyed the time spent with Tom with financial planning: professional, knowledgeable, and personable. We hope your beautiful memories and faith sustain you now and in the future. Our prayers are with you today and always."

Rob and Alex Murphy from St Charles, IL

"Our deepest condolences and prayers. Tom was our financial advisor and friend. He was Always interested in what we were doing and in Alex’s budding jazz career. Tom, Rest In Peace with Angels hovering around."

Bruce Black and Mary Black from Santa Fe, NM

"When I moved from Detroit to Birmingham in 1964 Tom was one of the first to welcome me and became one of my best friends through H.S. and college. He was a steadfast and reliable fraternity brother and carried those traits throughout his life.Tom always enjoyed a good time and was a great organizer. I'm pleased to see he carried some of our early habits onto the beer festival. Vaya con Dios amigo."

Russell Rottiers from Portland, OR

"Dear Teresa and family, I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We were friends since high school and at Albion College, too. I always considered Tom a great friend. Always friendly, kind, and funny, Tom was a wonderful person and no doubt a great friend to many. Everybody loved him. He will be missed. My deepest condolences, Russ Rottiers"

Craig and Carla Falkenthal from St. Charles, IL

"We were very saddened to hear of Tom passing. We were friendly neighbors for many years and mutual dog lovers. We will miss seeing Toby walk Tom. Our sincere condolences to his family."

Wynn Miller from Beverly Hills, MI

"Tom's Albion College family will miss him so much. When you were around Tom you were always having a good time. That was true during our college years, and thereafter as he always took the lead in organizing our class reunions. A huge loss for the Class of 69. Prayers are with Teresa and the kids. God bless."

Cinda Vari from Carol Stream, IL

"We worked with Tom with clients in our Trust Dept. at the The State Bank of Geneva. He was a fantastic person. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family."

James Kolbusz from Chicago, IL

"Tom and I had worked together at Morgan Stanley where we had developed some business in the St. Charles area. Tom was truly one of the nicest people I have ever met."

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