Delbert M. Tarbill

  • Born: November 28, 1936
  • Died: September 8, 2019
  • Location: Polo, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Delbert M. Tarbill, age 82, of Polo, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home.

Delbert was born November 28, 1936 in Sterling the son of Raymond and Luella (McLindsey) Tarbill. He married Evelyn Portner on June 20, 1964 in Rock Falls and was employed with the City of Sterling for many years. Delbert enjoyed collecting trains, hunting, fishing and playing guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Tarbill of Polo; one daughter, Sherry (Scott Hollaway) Calsyn of Polo; two sons, James (Julia) Tarbill of Sterling and Jeff (Tammy) Tarbill of Polo; two sisters, Lois Williams of Sterling and Karen (Wayne) Timbs of Rock Falls; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debbie Martin; three brothers, Raymond, Lester and Robert; and five sisters, Lewelyn, Bernice, Helen, Myrtle and Harriet.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Borton of Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

A memorial has been established.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of you always! Tomorrow will be a year when the Lord took you home.

I have missed you so much!

Love you uncle!

Posted by Diana Jepson - Dixon, CA - Family   September 07, 2020

I have had the pleasure of reminiscing with my uncle over the years. We both love to talk; and we could talk for hours about anything and everything! I am going to miss our weekly phone calls.

We once had a discussion about his trains, and who he was going to pass them on to when he passed. "Leave them behind, nope, he was going to fill the casket up with all of them." My dear uncle, you may not be able to take all your trains, but Aunt Evelyn is making sure you have a favorite going with you!

I am going to miss you!

Posted by DIANA JEPSON - DIXON, CA - Family   September 10, 2019

I remember Delber from our neighborhood and school.

Posted by patsy yochum - somonauk, IL - Neighbor   September 09, 2019