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H. Joseph "Joe" Rex, 85 of Argos, Indiana passed away on Monday January 11, 2021 at 8:10 a.m. at his residence where he had been in declining health for the past 2 years. On June 28, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio he was born to Joseph S. Rex and Mary Louise (Warwick) Rex. Having grown up in Toledo, Ohio Joe spent most of his life in the Argos community.
In November of 1955 he married Mary Lou Elliott and together they shared the next 45 years before Mary Lou's passing on May 8, 2000. On May 13, 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida he married Sally Walmer.
Joe was a Truck Driver and Owned Rex Transportation, Argos, Indiana for 22 years from 1990 to 2012. He previously owned Rex’s Bar in Argos, Indiana from 1970 to 1980.
Joe proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served the Argos Fire Department for over 10 years; Argos Town Board for 8 years; and as a past Commissioner for the Argos Police Department. Joe was a member of the Argos American Legion and served as past Post Commander of the James Lowell Corey, American Legion Post #68 and a member of the V.F.W. Rochester, Indiana. Joe had attended Argos United Methodist Church.
Joe is survived by his Wife – Sally of Argos, Indiana
Daughters – Kim Sellers and husband Loren of Bourbon, Indiana
Son – Dale Rex Sr. and wife Lori of Argos, Indiana
Daughter-In-Law – Tammy Rex of Argos, Indiana
Grandchildren – Michael Rex; Ashley Salzer and fiancé Andrew Baca; Derek Rex and wife Kristy; Dale Rex Jr. and wife Mellissa; Aundrea Steenblock and husband Nate; and Austin Seller and wife Katie.
9 Great Grandchildren
Step Children – William Mellen Jr and wife Rhonda of Mishawaka, Indiana; James Mellen and wife Erica of Winter Garden, Florida; Susanne Kronwitter and husband Andrew of Lowton, Michigan
Several Step Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his Parents; Wife – Mary Lou Rex; Son – John Joe Rex; Step Brother – Tommy Thomas; Grandsons – Deven Rex and Matthew Rex; and Step Grandson – Andy Ginther
Friends may visit with the family on Monday January 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.
Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Max Milton of the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos, Indiana. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana with the United States Army and Argos American Legion conducting Military Honors.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Marshall County Center for Hospice, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, Indiana 46563 or Marshall County Humane Society, PO Box 22, Plymouth, Indiana 46563
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana
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Marshall County Center for Hospice
112 S. Center Street, Plymouth IN 46563
Marshall County Humane Society
11165 13th Road, Plymouth IN 46563