In Memory of Tim Tarras

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday October 10, 2020
VFW Post 5727
25 East First Street
Zumbrota MN, 55992

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Timothy Robert Tarras, age 51 of El Paso Township, died on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with family by his side. Tim was born February 25, 1969 in Henderson NV to parents Robert and Rebecca (Rupprecht) Tarras. Tim attended high school in Lewiston MN, and graduated with the Class of 1987. Tim made a career of serving his country in the United States Army, where he was trained in aircraft maintenance as a helicopter mechanic. While serving in the military Tim and Michele met. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1998 in Ozark AL.

Tim served over 25 years in the military. He enjoyed the camaraderie that came from helping others and serving one’s country. He was the kind of man who looked out for others, and always backed his soldiers. Tim enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, and cherished time spent camping with his kids. Tim was at his most content around the farm, where his kids and his animals brought him much happiness. He will be missed dearly.

Tim is survived by his wife, Michele; his children, Christopher, Nicholas (Lauren), Katelyn, Breanna, Danelle, Morgann, Terresa, Timothy, Isabella, Giovanna, Anamarie, and Nathanel; his granddaughters, Brooklyn, Eliana, and Ashlin; his parents, Robert Tarras, and Rebecca (Robert) Baer; siblings, Andrew and Alicia (Jason); mother-in-law, Nancy Fellabaum; sisters-in-law, Ellen and Melinda; four nieces; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Letti; and his father-in-law, Michael Fellabaum.

A Service honoring Tim will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the VFW Post 5727, 25 East First Street in Zumbrota MN 55992. Condolences may be sent to: The family of Timothy Tarras, c/o O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 130 N Grant Street, Ellsworth WI 54011. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth WI. 715-273-4421

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  • Tim’s family, We were so sorry to hear the news of Tim’s passing. We didn’t get to see him often, but whenever we did, we were always welcomed by his smile. We pray that all those that loved Tim are comforted. May God be with you all. Roger and Diane (Blanchard) Rislow

  • I met Tim just a couple of years ago working at Red Wing Aviation. Tim always had a smile and a story. One of these stories had us realize that we served in the Army on the same post in South Korea at different times. This realization led to many more stories and a great friendship. We have lost a great man, but he is no longer suffering. My deepest condolences to the Tarras family. He will be greatly missed. Shawn Weber

  • I had the great pleasure of working with Tim the last few years. We had many things in common. We both served in the US Army and were stationed at several places together, but never knew it. I met him just a few years ago when he came to work for Red Wing Aviation. Tim quickly gained our respect for his work ethic and the way he cared for our co-workers and aircraft. He always had a smile ready for you. He was easy to talk with and knew how to get thing accomplished. I will so miss our daily conversations and work we took on together as a team. I grew to love him like a brother and will miss him dearly.
    To the Tarras Family, I pray God heals your pain and gives you great strength to fill his void. You are not alone in grief, nor should you be. Tim was a very special man. May he rest pain free and in peace.
    Todd Newton

  • Bless the memory of Tim. Kind hearted, gentle giant sure will be missed. His entire family is in our prayers.

  • Michele and family, There are no words that will ever sum up the greatness of Tim. I remember him at Drum always working along side his soldiers, Michele you would stop by with a few of the kids at battalion and always helping out where ever you could no matter how busy your were. Tim always had a smile and giving heart. We send you our love, prayers, hugs and condolences. I am always here if you need to talk.

    The Simerly’s.