Obituary for Ismael "Sam" Vargas

Ismael "Sam" Vargas

Birth Date: Jul. 10th, 1935
Date Passed: Jun. 26th, 2017


Ismael “Sam” Vargas age 81, of Ravenna, MI died Monday, June 26, 2017 at home. Sam was born on July 10, 1935 in Rio Grande City, Texas to the late Dimas and Maria (Sandavol) Vargas. He married Colette (Monaghan) Vargas on November 23, 1990 in McAllen, Texas. Sam is survived by his wife of 26 years: Colette Vargas of Ravenna, 2 Sons: Ismael Vargas Jr of Dallas, Texas, Joey (Angela) Vargas of Pharr, Texas. 2 Daughters: Diana (Jeff) Vargas-Johnson of Pennsylvania, Jennifer Marie (Jon) Holloway of St. Clair Shores, MI. 2 Step Daughters: Brandie (Benjamin) Leach of Coopersville and Shawn Powers of Ravenna. 18 grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Manuel Vargas of Pennsylvania. 2 Sisters: Aurila Leal of Pharr, Texas and Amparo Gomez of Edinberg, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Sons: Joel and Rick Vargas, Great Granddaughter: Jade Spicer, 2 Brothers: Dimas and Martin. 1 Sister Guadalupe Vargas Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm at St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Fred Brucker. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Memorials may be directed to the family. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Jun. 29th, 2017 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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1:00pm on Jun. 30th, 2017 at St. Catherines Catholic Church
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