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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Fred Albert Vargo

June 5, 1935March 6, 2020
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Fred A. Vargo, the baby of 18 children was born June 5, 1935 in Marianna PA, to the late Michael and Catherine Vargo. He married Wanda Sue Delph, August 17, 1962 until her passing on February 27, 2012.

Fred and Wanda had five loving children, Diana (Doug) Pier, Cindy (Mike) Krieg, Cathy (Wayne) Pikalek, Christopher Vargo, and Melissa (Mike) Murray, 16 grandchildren Jason and Angela Winkler, Amber Wooten, Lauren Conwell, Danielle Pikalek, Cody, Jesse, and Zach Scott, Andrew Murray, Ashton, Andrew, Anthony, Alex, and Gavin Krieg, Leah and Makayla Vargo, and 8 great grandchildren.

He retired in 1999 from Delco Electronics after serving over 35 years. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, and was honorably discharged in 1961. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and spending time with his family. Fred never new a stranger. In 1988 on July 4th, Fred sang the National Anthem on the local radio station, WWKI.

Services for Fred will take place at Ellers Mortuary on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm with Father Matthew Arbuckle officiating. There will be a time for visiting from 10am to noon. Burial will follow at Albright cemetery with Military Honors with the Kokomo VFW #1152 and the United States Navy.

In lieu of flowers please leave a donation in Fred's memory towards the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends & Family Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Military Honors Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Memories

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Lindsay Lent

March 11, 2020

Rest In Peace, Uncle Freddy! What a zest for life you had! I loved to hear your stories of family, football and serving our great country! You will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with your family! Tell Bubba we miss her and we’ll see you both soon! 😘❤️

Carolyn Glover

March 8, 2020

To The Family,My heart felt sympathy is with you as you face this difficult time.I was a co-worker with Fred in dept.850,we used have a lot of laughs while worked,Fred kept me laughing all day.I know he will be sorely missed,I know the happy memories you all shared with him will give you comfort in the days to come...May our Lord give you strength and peace.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Danny Richey

March 8, 2020

My condolences to Fred’s family. WOW ! What a passion for life Fred had. I worked with him in the 70s and 80s and he was always colorful and fun to talk with. I would kid him, he would take his paycheck outside the department to Wanda every Friday. I said she sure has you trained. He said trained nothing. We have to get those bills paid. RIP my good friend.
Danny Richey

Dennis Richie

March 7, 2020

It was always a treat when Uncle Freddy came home. He was always filled with memories of good times. Rosemarie and I will always keep him in our hearts and prayers. RIP Uncle Freddy. 💔

Sherri Turner

March 6, 2020

I only have good memories of Uncle Freddie, the reunion will never be the same. I'm glad he came last year. I will miss him.....last of our dynasty!!!

Allen Pencek

March 6, 2020

Freddie was a great guy who family ment everything. His work ethic was to be admired, working more than one job at a time. He was proud to talk about his family and their accomplishments. Anyone could count on him. I always enjoyed being around him. Those memories we all have will last forever.

Carol Pencek-Meneely

March 6, 2020

Remember Freddy as a kind, fun, happy and loving guy! Saw him at several family gatherings and he never disappointed with his kindness and laughter! RIP Freddy and dance, dance, dance with your bride again and Aunt Helen for sure! You will be missed by many, remembered and loved always!
Carol

Rose Ann Vargo/Withers

March 6, 2020

I’ll always remember uncle Freddie’s stories he would really get me laughing and sometimes crying .I enjoyed watching him dance at the reunions and coming to visit my dad in Pgh Pa but most of all I’ll miss those Sunday phone calls when he’d call to cuss out those Pittsburgh Steelers if they lost. RIP uncle Freddie .... I’ll miss you ..... Rose Ann

Jerry Glover

March 6, 2020

Always loved to be around Fred, he was so much fun. He also was a strong believer in our country and patriotism., He wasn’t afraid to show it. Good by Fred.

Dolores Glover

March 6, 2020

Love you Uncle Freddy. Sure gonna miss you but have a lot of childhood memories to last until we meet again. Rest In Peace and God bless you.

Dolores💔

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