Gerald “Jerry” “Jebbo” Joseph Bargiel, age 83, of Madison, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Jerry was born on November 17, 1934 in Madison, IL, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Dubala) Bargiel.
Jerry was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel, where he worked in the Galvanizing Department. Jerry had a zest for life and he enjoyed listening to ethnic music. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jerry loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Bargiel; brother, Anthony Bargiel; and by his former wife, Cynthia Ann Dietz.
He is survived by his loving sons, Joseph (Kathryn) Bargiel of Pontoon Beach, IL and John (Andrea) Bargiel of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Jonathan (Ashley) Bargiel of Edwardsville, IL, Collin Bargiel of Anthem, AZ, Lauren Bargiel of Anthem, AZ and Stephanie Bargiel of Edwardsville, IL; proud great-grandfather to Flora May Bargiel and Rosalie June Bargiel both of Edwardsville, IL; dear sister, Eleanor Risman of Collinsville, IL; special friend, Dominika Fidala of St. Louis, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street, Madison, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church or to masses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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