Francis Xavier Dargy (September 5, 2021)

Frank Dargy photoJanuary 23, 1946 ~ September 5, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021
10:30 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc.
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
Burial of ashes will be in the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery, Adel, IA at later date.

3 Sons – Glen (Tracy) Dargy of Shellsburg, IA
Chad (Brandi) Dargy of Omaha, NE
Nicholas Dargy of Bellevue, NE
2 Daughters – Marissa (Dominic) Marketto of Las Cruces, NM
Margaret Dargy of Las Cruces, NM
1 Sister – Mary Helen (Julio) Weiss of Loves Park, IL
11 Grandchildren
1 Great-grandchild
Other Relatives & Friends

Francis “Frank” Xavier Dargy, the son of Francis Xavier and Helen Margaret (Stoll) Dargy, was born on January 23, 1946, in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. Frank proudly served in the United States Army from October 22, 1965-July 7, 1966. He then began working with Chicago & North Western Railroad, and was later employed as a clerk with Union Pacific Railroad.

For ten years, Frank lived with his three youngest children in Harlan, Iowa. Due to poor health, he had most recently been a resident of the Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa.

Frank was a member of the Atlantic Evangelical Free Church in Atlantic, Iowa. He was also a former member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks Union. Frank enjoyed collecting railroad items, and studying history and Native American culture. He loved nature and liked to spend time fishing.

Frank Dargy died on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa. He had reached the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 13 days.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and one infant granddaughter, Grace Dargy. He is survived by three sons, Glen (Tracy) Dargy of Shellsburg, Iowa, Chad (Brandi) Dargy of Omaha, Nebraska, and Nicholas Dargy of Bellevue, Nebraska; two daughters, Marissa (Dominic) Marketto and Margaret Dargy, both of Las Cruces, New Mexico; one sister, Mary Helen (Julio) Weiss of Loves Park, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Jon Benson of St. John Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa, officiating. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery, Adel, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc., in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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4 Responses to Francis Xavier Dargy (September 5, 2021)

  1. Doris Cook says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mary, Julio and Family of Frank. He was part of the “Heritage House group” and was always ready to play dominos or just visit. Dick enjoyed him very much. Thinking of you, Doris Cook

  2. Donald McLean says:

    I want to extend our condolences to Frank’s family from the Atlantic E-Free Church. Frank only worshiped us for a year or two, but he was well-liked and made a mark in his time with us. I personally appreciated his sense of humor, and enjoyed my visits with him. Rest in peace, Frank. We’ll see you on the other side.

  3. Barry F. Holste says:

    My sympathy to the family –

  4. Laura Jessen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Frank was always so polite to others. Always trying to help others out. May you all find comfort during your loss of him. You should all be very proud of him. He was a wonderful guy. He spoke so highly of all his children. He was so grateful for all what Mary and Julio did for him. He loved you all very much and it showed when he spoke of each and everyone of you. God Bless you all at this time of sorrow.

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