Connor D. Tjarks, 77, of Boca Raton, FL, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, (August 31, 2011) at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Hansen officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Memorials may be made to the Mason City High School Scholarship Fund. Connor D. Tjarks was born December 6, 1933 in Mason City, IA the son of Henry O. and Vesta F. (Davis) Tjarks. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1952. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1957. He then went on to the University of Iowa where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later received a Masters degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University. He was Director of the Library at Drake University for 9 years, and went on to work at Virginia Commonwealth University for 7 years. Connor then spent the rest of his years at Florida Atlantic University as Associate Director of Libraries until his death. Connor enjoyed traveling the United States and going to the University of Iowa football games. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn (Tjarks) Kniemeyer and her husband, Justin, of Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the Mason City High School Scholarship Fund
Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, (August 31, 2011) at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery