Family and friends are remembering Maysville, Iowa, Fire Chief Ty Arp as not just a loving husband and father who loved his firefighters and his community, but also as a man who brought joy wherever he went.
Arp, 42, died Tuesday at University Hospitals, Iowa City, after suffering a stroke on Aug. 22.
Bridget Geigle, of Walcott, who also is on the Walcott Fire Department, has known Arp since childhood as they grew up together in Durant. “He was my cousin’s best friend so I knew Ty from a very young age,” Geigle said.
“He was the genuine, small-town homeboy who was always laughing and trying to make someone else happy,” Geigle said. “He was the person who would give his time and energy to every community event, and volunteered for everything.