Jesus Vargas, Jr.

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Jesus “Jesse” Vargas, Jr., 79, of Belleville, IL, born January 23, 1943, in Laredo, TX, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at Bria of Belleville, Belleville, IL.

Jesse was a retired USAF Master Sergeant (MSGT) and served as a weather technician from August 1962 – August 1981. After retirement from active duty, he worked for the Civil Service Defense Information Systems at Scott AFB, IL, until retiring in April 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus Sr. and Consuelo, nee Lara, Vargas.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary, nee Haas, Vargas, whom he married on February 19, 1994; his children, Roger Vargas and his daughter, Gabrielle, Robert (Melody) Vargas and his son, Jared, and Richard (Carrie) Vargas; a stepdaughter, Cathy (Michael) Lippert, and her children, Clair Zimmerman and Grace Lippert; three sisters, Lucia ( Alvaro) Acevedo, Victoria (Moisesr) Gonzales, and Veronica “Betty” Salinas.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

 Funeral: Funeral services with military honors will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.





8 Comments on Jesus Vargas, Jr.

TEODOSIO HERRERA said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2022 at 8:36 AM

Cousin, I have fond memories of when you spent your summer vacation with us on the farm in Nueces County TX. I remember you made the hard work tolerable with plenty of jokes. Miss You. Love and Blessings to your family.

  • Seguin
  • TX
George Mason said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2022 at 11:47 AM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Jesse was a great co-worker, and friend. Enjod his presence at our GOG luncheons. You were gracious to take him to be with his friends at the luncheon. Thank you for doing that. RIP Jesse

  • New Bade
  • Il
Larry Rogers said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2022 at 6:41 AM

My prayers are with you.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Lee A TolliverUn said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2022 at 7:16 AM

Our Condolences and Prayers. Lee and Brynn

  • Vicksburg
  • Mississippi
Lee A Tolliverm said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2022 at 7:14 AM

Our Condolences 🙏🏼 and Prayers Lee and Brynn

  • Vicksburg
  • Mississippi
Inocencio G Vargas said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2022 at 10:54 PM

Wanted to send our deepest condolences to the family during this time. He will be missed and I will cherishes the memories that we shared while we were kids especially the time we had when he made me a slingshot. Sending Love and prayer Ino & Diana Vargas

  • Corpus Christi
  • Texas
Joe Vargas Jr. said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2022 at 10:48 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss

  • CorpusChristi
  • Texas
Shelby Ellis said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 4:57 PM

Roger, my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy for your entire family during this time.

  • Ft Myers
  • Florida

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