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St. Phillip Catholic Church
Tuesday December 8th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tuesday December 8th, 2020

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday December 9th, 2020

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Lupe Bargas

Lupe Bargas was born December 12, 1930. He was the son of Jessie and Maria (Ortiz) Bargas. Lupe served in the United States Army for 26 years, where he was an E-7 Sergeant First Class. He performed two tours in Korea and Vietnam, where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Koren Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars and one silver service star, Good Conduct Medal and United Nations Service Medal, until his honorable retirement. Upon retirement, Lupe served as a Commander for the VFW post 1281 in Herington, KS.

Lupe was a loving, independent and strong-willed individual that would do anything for his neighbor. He was an indescribable husband, father and grandfather. When he wasn’t serving his community, or helping a friend, he would root for the Dallas Cowboys and Nebraska Cornhuskers every season. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, and eating homemade Mexican and German foods.

He is preceded in death by four brothers: Paul, John, Jessie Bargas, four sisters Molly Rickel, Dorothy Hudson, Virginia Savage and Josephine Salter, and his parents.

Lupe will be watching from heaven over his loving family to include his wife of 57 years, Barbara Bargas of Kansas City. One sister, Connie Mascareno and brother, Frank Bargas. One son, Thomas Bargas of Kansas City, KS, and daughter-in-law Heather Bargas. One step son, Robert Meißner and daughter-in-law Doris Meißner of Germany. As well as two granddaughters, Hannah Bargas of Harker Heights, TX., and Jenna Bargas of Kansas City, KS.

Lupe passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Salina Regional Health Center. His family will gather with friends at Yazel-Megli Funeral Homes, Herington Chapel on Tuesday December 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. A Rosary service will be held at Yazel-Megli Funeral Homes, Herington Chapel, on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington, KS.

The family requests memorials to the Herington VFW Post 1281 in legacy of Lupe Bargas, in care of the funeral home. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Lupe at www.ymzfh.com

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I served with Lupe in the Army years ago. I was a thorn in his side at times. His determination was unmatched. I did learned from you. RIP Sarge. Thank you for your service.

Spc Hayes Apr 5 2021 12:00 AM

Papa Lupe was an awesome person. I loved him with all my heart, and will miss him always.

Marilyn Stroda, Tracy Haden, Brian Haden, Kiana Haden, and Michelle Foutch Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Lupe you will always have a place in our hearts. We loved you & Barbara spending holiday dinners with us.

Gary & Shelley McCann Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

I was saddened to read that Lupe had passed away. It was always a pleasure to see him at tax time. He always mad me laugh. I will say a rosary in honor of Lupe. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. May God Bless you all! Marie Bonilla

Marie Bonilla Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Barb and Thomas, we are so very sorry to learn of Lupe"s death. And so glad we got to see both of you summer before last. Jay in OK City wants me to send special love to all and again, so glad he had gotten to see him along with Pat and I.
We have talked it over and decided to not attend, as boys say, "Mom, your age and health must be considered and sure Uncle Lupe and Aunt Barb and will understand. Had been planning another trip down when this C-virus is over but now need Thomas's address so we can come to KC to see you Barb and Thomas.
Love always and prayers. Will send a tree, do you know where it will be planted? Bunny and entire family

Bunny, Jesse/Mary, Jayde, Patrick, nieces , nephews and mates. Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lupe Bargas

Angela Blosser Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lupe Bargas

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