IOWA FALLS - Donald Louis Tjarks, 92, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at his home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Donald Tjarks will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Rivers Edge Church, 204 College Ave., Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Linn’s Funeral Home with an 8 p.m. Elks Memorial Service. Memorials may be directed to the family: Donald Tjarks Memorial c/o Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126. Linn’s Funeral Chapel in Iowa Falls is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Donald Louis Tjarks was born Sept. 17, 1928, at home in Hardin Township to Ernest William and Alta Marie (Whipple) Tjarks. He attended Iowa Falls Community schools. On Nov. 21, 1945, Donald enlisted into the US Navy. Donald was a proud WWII veteran, serving in the Navy from Nov. 1945 with an honorable discharge in Oct. 1947. He trained on the USS LCI G46 and later served on the USS Curtiss AV-4. He was stationed in San Pedro, California. His service took him to many places including Okinawa, Johnson Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, Guam and the Panama Canal. He received the WWII Victory Medal and obtained the rank of Fireman First Service.