IRENE ELIZABETH VARGO Irene Elizabeth Vargo, at the age of 90, laid down her struggle and passed away on February 9, 2013. She was born on February 27, 1922 in the city of Gary. Irene was the recipient of the Woman of the Year award as well as the Key to the City of Gary during her long service in government. She worked for the Calumet Township Trustees office for many years as the Deputy of Finance and for the Gary City Clerks Office as the Chief Deputy Civil Division. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Vargo; parents: Joseph and Elizabeth Kish; and her daughter, Diane Diaz. She is survived by her daughter, Michaelene "Chickie" Pantinas; grandchildren: Michael (Kate) Pantinas and Gus (Sandra) Pantinas; and great grandchildren: Alexander, Nathan, and Abigail Pantinas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kraft Funeral Services and Crematory, 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Saturday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. (219) 942-9866.