Obit: Vargo, Alice M. #2 (1920 - 1944)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Vargo, Neiter, Heintz

The Loyal Tribune 13 July 1944

Vargo, Alice M. #2 (1 DEC 1920 - 4 JUL 1944)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lowe funeral home in Neillsville for Alice Mable Vargo, 24, of the town of Grant, who was killed in an automobile accident last Tuesday. The Rev. F. A. Fahlgren officiated, and burial was in the Neillsville cemetery.

Pallbearers were Irving Vine, Forrest Selves, Louis Scholtz, William Hiles, Walter Brown and Walter Larson.

Mrs. Vargo was killed and her husband and three children were injured when a semi-truck collided with their passenger car at the Clark county fairgrounds in Neillsville on Tuesday night.

She died almost instantly, after the heavy Central Wisconsin Lines van pushed the Vargo car into the ditch. Both vehicles were going west, and the truck was passing the Vargo car, when according to Claire Jacobson of Wisconsin Rapids, truck driver, he lost control, and the van headed north across the highway, pushing the passenger car with it.

The entire top of the passenger car, above the chassis, was sheared off, and the contents of the vehicle were strewn over a large area. A telephone pole was sheared off by the impact. The van remained upright and was virtually undamaged.

An inquest called for Wednesday was adjourned until a statement could be obtained from Mr. Vargo, who is a patient in St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield. Jacobson, who remained in custody of the sheriff’s office overnight, was released under bond.

Mrs. Vargo was born on Dec. 1, 1920, in the town of Loyal and has lived in Clark county all her life. She was married in 1938 to Joe Vargo of Neillsville, and the past two years they lived on the Tom Winters farm in the town of Grant.

She is survived by her husband and three small children, Joe, Jr., 5; Jerry, 3 and Johnny, 14 months, also by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Neiter of Unity; her father, Jacob Heintz of Loyal, and four brothers, Frank, William and Edwin of Loyal and Leo Heintz, in the armed forces.

The Tribune extends to the bereaved its sympathy in the loss of a loved one.



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