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In Memory of

Timothy Alan Oaks

February 6, 1969 - July 31, 2017

Obituary


Tim Oaks, 48, of Slater, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Heartland Church (1212 NW 36th St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, at Heartland Church. Burial with full military honors will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Tim was born on February 6, 1969, in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of Darwin and Patricia (Olson) Oaks. He graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 1987 and then attended Iowa State...

Tim Oaks, 48, of Slater, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Heartland Church (1212 NW 36th St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, at Heartland Church. Burial with full military honors will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Tim was born on February 6, 1969, in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of Darwin and Patricia (Olson) Oaks. He graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 1987 and then attended Iowa State University for two years. Tim was united in marriage to JoAnn Margaret Brown on April 28, 1990 in Carroll, IA. Together they welcomed two sons, Jacob and Dustin. They were later divorced.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tim Oaks honorably served in the Iowa National Guard from February 2, 1991 until his passing. He is a veteran of the Gulf War, Iraq Campaign, and Afghanistan Campaign serving with Iowa units and culminating his service as Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer with B/334th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade 34th Infantry Division. As a veteran he has over 26 years of honorable service while on Active duty and in the Iowa Army National Guard. CW3 Oaks served the state of Iowa during multiple state mobilizations supporting the citizens of Iowa during natural disasters.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Second Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Sixth Award), National Defense Service Medal (Second Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (Third Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ Numeral Three, w/ Silver Hour Glass, w/ "M"? Device), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/ Numeral Three), Army Service Ribbon, Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Service Ribbon, Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait, Kuwait Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait, Iowa Commendation Medal (Third Award), Iowa Service Ribbon (Fifth Award).

Tim enjoyed riding his motorcycles; he went on many long trips with them. He was a wood worker in his free time, creating many beautiful pieces, he also rock climbed and went bow hunting. Some of his most treasured times were spent with his family, especially when everyone got together for Thanksgiving dinner.

Those left to cherish his memory are Tim's two sons: Jacob (Jenny) Oaks of Collins, IA and Dustin Oaks of Ames, IA; parents, Darwin and Pat Oaks of Collins, IA; sisters: Tammy (Mark) Beran of Colo, IA and Kim (Bill) Rehm of Lakeville, MN; Ex-wife, JoAnn Oaks of Urbandale, IA; grandson, Owen Oaks of Collins and many extended family and friends.

Tim is preceded in death by his grandparents: Floyd and Marjorie Oaks and Philip and Virgie Olson and ex-father-in-law, Don Brown.