Minerva I. Tiarks, 88, of Cissna Park passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born March 11, 1930 in Buckley, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Thalmann) Wagner and they preceded her in death. She married Elmer R. Tiarks on April 17, 1949 in Buckley and he also preceded her in death on February 15, 2014.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Steve) Bonnell of Waukesha, WI and Carol (David) Dettmering of Buckley; four grandchildren, Andrew (Lori) Bonnell, Cara Bonnell, Emily (Brian) Reinhardt and Brent (Chrissy) Bonnell; and five great-grandchildren, Abigail Elise Folkers, Colgan Folkers, Jaxson Bonnell, Brooklyn Reinhardt and Iris Bonnell.

Mrs. Tiarks was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, embroidering, reading, and watching Illini basketball.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove Building Fund, Cissna Park Ambulance or Donor’s Choice.

Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

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