Jeffery William Argetsinger, 65, of East Jordan, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
He was born on June 10, 1953, in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Harley and Helen (Bergman) Argetsinger. He moved to East Jordan, Michigan with his parents and siblings in February of 1955.
Jeffery attended East Jordan Schools and graduated from East Jordan High School in 1971.
On June 28, 1980, in East Jordan, he married Shari Stallard who he treated like a princess the rest of his life.
Jeffery had worked 42 years at the East Jordan Iron Works, now known as EJ, USA. He retired in 2013.
He loved building things and many wonderful gifts for his family. He also built his own home.
Jeffery was a member and past president of the East Jordan Lions Club where they make sure needy people receive eye glasses. Jeff was involved with the Children’s Playground Project at the Tourist Park in East Jordan. He also started the Christmas Village at the Tourist Park.
Jeff was a Wilson Township Trustee and a sexton for Wilson Township cemeteries. Jeff brought “Wreaths Across America”, to Wilson Township. It’s a program that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at local cemeteries during each December on National Wreaths Across America Day. He built, with the help of the East Jordan American Legion and many others, a huge wreath at Sunset Hill Cemetery in East Jordan to honor all seven uniformed services of the United States.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Shari “Stallard” Argetsinger of East Jordan; one daughter, Billie (Alan) Anderson of East Jordan; one son, Josh (Sara) Argetsinger of East Jordan; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five siblings, Gerry (Maxine) Argetsinger of East Jordan, Shelley (John) Burr of Walloon Lake, Gregory (Deborah) Argetsinger of North Carolina, Cheryl (Thomas) Griffin of Boyne City and Charlie (Deb) Peabody of White Hall; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Argetsinger of East Jordan and Betty Carley of Mancelona; his second mom, Sue Stallard of East Jordan; brother-in-law, Alan (Shelly) Stallard of East Jordan; sister-in-law, Cindy (Bob Wonnacott) Stallard-Sitzema of East Jordan; many loved nieces and nephews; many friends; and most of all, his two best friends, Chloe and Candy, his Basset Hounds. Jeffery was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Helen Argetsinger, and two brothers, Terry Argetsinger and Kerry Argetsinger; and his father-in-law, Ernie Stallard.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the Lighthouse Missionary Church in East Jordan. Interment will follow at Todd Cemetery, Wilson Township, Michigan.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 28, 2018, from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Charlevoix County Humane Society, 614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City MI 49712.
Charlevoix County Humane Society
614 Beardsley Street, Boyne City MI 49712