EVANSVILLE—Barry Tarkenton, age 49, passed away of a heart attack on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born on Oct. 2, 1968, in Madison, the son of Warren and Sharon (Pledger) Tarkenton.
Barry was a 1987 graduate of Oregon High School. He then became part of Tarkenton Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning. On Aug. 14, 1999, he married Kristi Schultz (who he lovingly called “Schultz”).
Barry loved the outdoors, enjoying both hunting and fishing, going up north to the cabin, and planting trees on his land. He was a member of the Peoples United Methodist Church and the Oregon Sportsman Club where he enjoyed trap shooting. Barry had a variety of other interests including cooking, collecting and restoring cars, but most loved spending time with his family and his dog, “Jett.”
In addition to his wife Kristi, survivors include his sons, Austin (Jordyn Mathison) and Gehrick; his mother, Sharon; brothers, Brad (Kathie), Brian and Brett (Amy); his mothers-in-law, Kelly (Rajan) Vembu and Rose Schultz; sisters-in-law, Laura (Brad) Acker, Samantha (Trevor) Vembu-Moerkerke and Anna (Samuel) Vembu Julian; nephews, Alex (Devan Bertz) Tarkenton and Paul Tarkenton; and special cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Warren; his brother, Bruce; and his father-in-law, Mark Schultz.
Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Services will begin at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at the Town of Dunn Burying Ground.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. “You will be missed and in our hearts always, we will love you forever.”
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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