John Anthony Wargel

Born: Sun., Nov. 11, 1934
Died: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

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John Anthony Wargel, 83, of Ridgway, Ill., passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Ind.  He was born on November 11, 1934 near Equality, the son of the late Valentine William and Rachael Ann (Yates) Wargel.  He married the former Judith Ann Foster on  February 2, 1957 at the St. Joseph Church in Equality.  John retired from the Peabody Coal Mine as a face boss.  He was a member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church and the Ridgway Knights of Columbus Council #1581 with a third degree.  John  proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  As a veteran he belonged to the Ridgway American Legion Post #596 and served in the honorary funeral detail.    He is survived by his loving wife Judy Wargel of Ridgway; two daughters, Cindy and Donald Gross of Equality, Cherie Watson of Eldorado; two sons, Jeff Wargel of Equality, Tim and Naomi Wargel of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Barbara and Bob Naas of Norris City, Patsy and Gene Caswell of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Val and Anita Wargel of Ridgway, Jim Wargel of Ridgway; nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  John was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons, Mark E. Wargel and John A. ”Bubby” Wargel Jr.; two sisters, Doris J. Ande and Nathalie Wargel; and his brother, Ronald E. Wargel.  Visitation for John will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 10 a.m. until Funeral Mass time of 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Equality.  Father Steven Beatty will be conducting the service.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery near Equality with military honors by Ridgway American Legion and the US Army Honors Detail.  Donations in John’s memory may be made to the St. Joseph Cemetery - Equality.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality will be in charge of arrangements.  

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Sheryl Patton
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss.We thought highly of John.He was a good man.

Debbie Febuary Via
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Deepest sympathy.

Lisa Selhime
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
RIP, My Godfather,,,even though I have not seen you in many years,,,
Judy and family, My Prayers and Hugs

Thomas Rummele
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Rummele Family

Richard and Judy murphy
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Judy,sorry to hear about your loss,prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Richard murphy
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Judy,very sorry to hear about your loss,Johnny was a real fine person,prayers and hugs to you.

Brad and Renee Roark
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our prayer are with you and your family.
Brad and Renee

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