Scott Vargason, 50 | News, Sports, Jobs
Scott Vargason, 50, of Toledo and formerly of Oelwein, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, following a car accident. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. The funeral will then begin at 1:00 p.m. The celebration of Scott’s life will then continue at the American Legion in Oelwein from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established. Burial will take place at a later date. www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Scott Thomas Vargason was born in Iowa City on May 21, 1972 to parents Henry “Grindstone” and Cathy (Faust) Vargason. He attended school in Oelwein and graduated with the class of 1990. On December 7, 1996, he married Catrena Chan-Vance in Oelwein. Scott worked as a licensed plumber and HVAC technician.
Scott loved life and was the type to take it all in and interpret it with his sense of humor. He loved the outdoors, tinkering with his tools, fishing or doing projects with the family. He recently built a chicken coop and was working on renovating his new yard. He loved to take care of his chickens. Crow to his cock Kyle or let Red and Gizmo follow him around the property.
Scott was a jack of all trades. He loved carpentry which he learned from his father, but was a licensed plumber and grade 3 electrician apprentice. He enjoyed working with sound systems. The more speakers he had, the happier he was. Scott obtained knowledge and information easily and enjoyed talking about the ins and outs of his work. Photos would surely follow.
Scott had a deep love for music and attracted a lot of people to new albums and bands. He liked most music and really enjoyed going to live shows. He just met Chip Z’Nuff last year, which was a highlight of his year.
But above all, Scott loved his family! Like all families, they have ups and downs but have always stayed together. Whether he was calming his wife’s temper, stopping the boys from fighting, helping Keynan with their plumbing, or just jamming with Colton, he did his best to provide and teach them all.
Scott shared a lot with everyone he met. Always ready to help a friend and family in need. All with that nerdy smile. Scott worked hard all his short life, now his job is done. Rest quietly.
Left to celebrate Scott’s life, his wife Catrena; his children: Keynan (Maggie) Voshell, of Oelwein, Colton Vargason, of Cedar Rapids, Colin Vargason, of Toledo, and Caiden Vargason, of Toledo; his parents Rick and Cathy Vargason, of Oelwein; his brother Seth Vargason, of Oelwein; his father and stepmothers: Frank and Mary Jo Thurn, of Chelsea, and Anthony and Marie Chan, of San Francisco; his brothers-in-law: Anthony (Tiffany) Chan-Vance, of Marion, Frankie (Julie) Thurn, of Manchester, William Thurn, of Manchester, Ryan (Erica) Chan, of San Francisco, Danny (Liana) Chan, of San Francisco , and sister-in-law Jennifer Chan, of San Francisco; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his beloved dogs and chickens.
He was predeceased by his grandparents and his niece Jordynn Eschweiler.