Jon T. Tumilson
Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson, 35, a native of Rockford, Iowa, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, while conducting special operations combat in Afghanistan. He was born July 1, 1976, at Osage, Iowa.
He is survived by his parents, George and Kathleen Tumilson of Rockford; two sisters, Kristie Pohlman (Brad Hartgraves) of Cedar Rapids and Joy (Scott) McMeekan of Taylor Ridge, IL; six nieces and nephews, Kobey Pohlman, Kamryn Pohlman, Kelsi McMeekan, Kaitlyn Pohlman, Sydney McMeekan, Isabella McMeekan; and 21 aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dog, Hawkeye.
Petty Officer Tumilson was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Nell Tumilson; maternal grandparents, John and Leona Jacobs; a friend, Kevin Reiter, and his Brothers in Arms.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday at the Rudd Rockford Marble Rock Community School Gymnasium. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Rockford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frogman238 Memorial Fund, First Security Bank and Trust, Rockford, Iowa, (641)756-3361.
The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.hauserfh.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 16, 2011