Jack Argus

January 14, 1936April 3, 2012

Jack V. Argus, 76, of Belleville, Ill., born January 14, 1936 in East St. Louis, Ill., died on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:19 P.M. at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Jack worked for A & P Warehouse, Sauget, Ill. for over 25 years, and American Foundry in St. Louis, Mo. He also worked part time and helped his big brother at the coal yard in Alorton for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.V. & Cora, nee Aubuschon, Argus; his one day old infant son, Vernon Argus who was born March of 1959; his two brothers, Georgie Argus and Chuck (Gerry) Argus; and two brother-in-laws, Red Hembree and Joe Harper.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Mary, nee Schranz Argus who he married on August 20, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Centreville, Ill., one brother, Emmett (Pat) Argus of Evansville, Ill., two sisters, Emily Hembree of Belleville, Ill., and Betty Harper of New Athens, Ill; two sister-in-laws, Gloria Argus of Cahokia, Ill., and Pat (Dave) Schreiber of Troy, Ill; dear nieces, nephews and special friends.

“Jack Loved His Truck”

The Argus Family would like to thank the staff in the Emergency Room and & ICU at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, Ill., for their care and compassion.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice

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Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. and a visitation will also be held from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home with Father James Blazine officiating. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Lake View Funeral Home


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jack Argus

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April 10, 2012

Mary, Please except my deepest sympathy for your loss of Jack. There are no words of comfort when your going through what you are going through right now. Just please know that I care and that my thoughts and prayers are with you not just today, but the days you face ahead. I pray that God will give you the strength and courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Your Friend from First National Bank Donna Brown