August 16, 1972 - April 6, 2020
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Geoffrey L. Salyars, 47, of Wilton, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Unity Point Health Care in Muscatine. A celebration of Geoff’s life will be held at a later date. Geoffrey was born in Iowa City, IA on August 16, 1972 to Billy and Paulette (Barkalow) Salyars. Geoff graduated from Wilton High School in 1990 and from Purdue University Global in 2010 with a degree in Information Technology. He worked as a Information Technologist at Pearsons in Iowa City. He loved Star Wars, anything Harley Davidson and riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed being a DJ and his favorite movie was “The Christmas Story” and he could recite it word for word. He had the ability to repeat lines from almost any movie. Geoff is survived by his mother Paulette of Wilton, sisters: Paula Barkalow (Charles White) of Muscatine, Gerri Ratzlaff (Jay Burkett) of Davenport and Tricia Salyars of Wilton, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews. Above all, he loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his father, his grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.