Thomas G. Tarvis
October 28, 1947 - July 10, 2020
July 16, 2020 | 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Yurs Funeral Home
405 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
July 17, 2020 | 10:30 A.M.
- St. Patrick Crane Road Catholic Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles, Illinois 60175
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.Send Flowers View / Sign Guestbook