BILOXI, MISS. Richard Maurice Wargelin, 74, died of unknown causes Feb. 13, at his home in Biloxi, Miss.
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Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Croxford Funeral Home.
Richard was born to John Arthur Wargelin and Stella Marie Fournier on June 30, 1937, in Butte. He received his early education in Butte, graduated from Butte High School and earned a degree in oceanography at an Oregon university. He spent most of his adult life working in the ocean with the Coast Guard.
He is survived by a half-sister, Eleanor Dunn; cousins Charles, Ronald and Steven Fournier and Stella Gleasen. Rich was like a brother to Chuck and Ron, as we all grew up together.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be posted online at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Dec. 5, 2012