Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Donald G. “Don” Argo

Donald G. “Don” Argo, age 81, of Shelby, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Shelby the son of the late Aril and Ella (Jenkins) Argo. Don was a 1954 graduate of Shelby High School and was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1955-1958. He began his working career at Michigan Standard Tube Company in Shelby and retired from the Shelby Autocall Company.

Don appreciated the simple things. He was most grateful for the people in his life, especially his family, and his personality allowed him to never meet a stranger. Don enjoyed playing slow pitch softball for many years, liked watching sports on TV, and smoking the occasional cigar.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Virginia L. (Ward) Argo, whom he wed on October 25, 1958; 3 children: Teresa (Grant, Jr.) Milliron, Mark Argo, and Barry (Lynne) Argo all of Shelby; 8 grandchildren: Kristi (Dan) Parrigan, Angie (Mick) Kimmel, Jessica (Nate) Serrano, Stephen (Bailey) DeWitt, Jennifer (Ryan) Yetzer, Hayley (Chad) Young, Emily (Tyler) Tate, Dylan (Kristin) Argo; 9 great grandchildren: Austin and Lauren Parrigan, Felicia, Gwyn and Lydia Kimmel, Mackenzie Studer, Sam Young, Ansley Argo, Iris and Zaydie Tate; his mother-in-law: Rebecca (Jay) Ward Dalton of Shelby; 5 siblings: Ron Argo, Rex (Donna) Argo, Sandra Mount, Debbie (Chuck) Eshelman, Penny Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gary Argo, and his father-in-law, Edsel Ward.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Graveside services will immediately follow in Oakland Cemetery conducted by Pastor Rich Hurles of LifePoint Church in Plymouth. Military honors will be conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Bobby & Kathy Ward says:

    Sending prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss…this scripture always gives me comfort….
    Revelation 21:4 – God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away…
    In the New Earth that God has promised to create, He will permanently dry your tears.

  2. Grant Cornell says:

    Viginia , Teresa , Mark , Barry.
    Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a super easy going guy , that you couldn’t help but like. Thinking of you all…. Grant Cornell

  3. Amy Miller says:

    Barry and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your Dad. Sending prayers to you all.

  4. Robin and Cassidy Smedley says:

    We will miss our friend at the office who always made us laugh. Deepest sympathies to the family. May God’s love surround you all and comfort you.

  5. Donna Horn says:

    Virginia, Teresa, Mark, and Barry, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  6. Ray Ward says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Uncle Don was a good man, I can still smell the cigar smoke today! He will be missed greatly! Fly with the angels uncle don! RIP

  7. William Hicks says:

    Sorry for your loss. You now have an angel to whatch over you. Prayers your way. Know you are not alone in your journey.

  8. renee kash says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Vicki says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Old West Park Drive neighbor’s.

  10. Pat Hurrell says:

    Prayers to the family Don was always very good to me growing up as a kid RIP and tell fuzz and Ella we all say hello and miss them dearly

  11. Brad Mikolajczyk says:

    Sorry for your loss guys

  12. wanda Frisby says:

    Sorry for your loss-prayers to the family

  13. Larry Frontz says:

    So sorry for your loss. Done was a great neighbor. Prayers and peace to all of you.

  14. Tammy says:

    Dear Argo Family I’m so sorry for ur loss may God be with u all RIP hey in my prayers

  15. Tammie Love Brieck says:

    Dear Teresa—I am so very sorry for your loss—-praying for God’s comfort and peace for you all. ♡♡

  16. DICK PRY says:

    Don always had a smile as I remember, plus a hardy laugh. I’m glad I was able to visit him at our class reunions. A class guy!!! Dick Pry-also class of 1954.

  17. Kevin Hemmerly says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Argo Family on the loss of your Husband, Father, Friend, and Confidant. Don will be dearly missed by many people who’s lives he touched during his lifetime. May you find comfort in knowing he is resting in the Kingdom of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  18. Tom Cooke says:

    Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Good old time memories of Don and family. Prayers for the family.

  19. Jeff Julie Leggett says:

    Sorry for your loss…. Prayers to the family..

  20. crystal kempf says:

    I so very sorry for your loss..

  21. robie pena says:

    sorry to hear of your loss. don was a good man.

  22. Gary and Diane Mollett says:

    Diane and I are very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We have found this scripture comforting when we have lost a loved one. 1 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

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