Jonathan’s Story

Site created on April 20, 2021

Jon was diagnosed with stage iv sarcoma (aka cancer) in April 2021 and passed away in September of 2022. Please do not donate through the tribute page as those gifts do not go to us. If you want to send a gift, visit

We appreciate your prayers, support, and words of encouragement!! We love you all!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Melissa Tjarks

I started a website to honor Jon and may eventually post a few updates here and there since our journey on CaringBridge is coming to an end. It has his obituary, some family pics, and a place to leave comments.

Jon's obituary and a recording of his memorial service can be found at

Thank you guys so much for your prayers, love, and support this year and a half. I am forever grateful ❤️

Jon's celebration of life:

Friday, September 16 at 11 am
Park Cities Baptist Church Great Hall
3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, Texas

Park in the underground parking garage and take the elevators to the second floor. Reception and refreshments will immediately follow.

If you are unable to attend the service in person, you may live stream it here.

Note: Please do not donate through the tribute section of this site! We see no portion of those donations. They go to CaringBridge to cover the cost of maintaining their website. We are in a good place financially right now. If you want to donate to future needs, our gofundme is here
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