Gary Vargason, 82
Oct. 6, 1937-April 19, 2020
Gary Vargason, 82, of Foley, died April 19 at his home surrounded by his family. A private family visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Foley Funeral Home. Private burial will follow at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt will officiate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife and best friend, Carol, Foley; children: Eve (John) Chisholm and Tara (Jon) Mendel, all of Sartell; John, Kentucky; Jordan (Mary), Duluth; and Hallie (Randy) Dufner, Melrose; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and his faithful dog, Sam. He is also survived by his step-children: Keith (Lori) Landowski, Foley; Tim (Bonnie) Landowski, St. Cloud; Kim Trigg, Foley, eight step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; his special friends: Bob Frappier, Carol Miller, Jim and Lynnae Frappier and many other friends; an aunt, Barb Goemer, California; and seven brothers- and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A full obituary will be printed in the May 1 edition of the St. Joseph Newsleader.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.