EARL THOMAS “TOM” TARTER, age 83 of Waterville passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Friday, November 11, 2022, in Waterville.
Born in Kentucky on April 13, 1939. The family relocated to Arizona in 1950. Tom was the oldest son of Roe and Emma (Lindsey) Tarter. After school, Tom went into the Navy where he served his country for five years before entering the Army for an additional 20 years.
Tom is survived by his wife, Mira of 49 years; children, Aaron (Stacy), Claudia, Susan (Steven), Nancy, Erne (Michael); An abundance of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Linda, Nancy, Lloyd, Carol and Cheryl, as well as many extended relative and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Thomas Tarter.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Waterville Chapel of Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The Elysian American Legion, Post 311, will perform Military Honors immediately following the service. Interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, at a later date.