David S. Vargas, 74, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in New Mexico.  David was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas on December 31, 1947, the son of Francisco and Natividad (Nee: Martinez) Vargas.  David served in the United States Army and served in Vietnam, and was awarded the National Defense Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device. In 2007, while attending Northern New Mexico College David made the Dean’s list. He loved his sports, especially golfing and being outdoors.  He enjoyed watching his favorite football team, the Packers.  David enjoyed cooking and thought of it as an artform, as he loved working and building things out of wood, he would always say with passion “a good piece of woodworking, made you want to touch it”.  His appreciation for sculptural art spanned across many cultures.  He also had a great fascination and admiration for Native American and Mexican arts and culture, He enjoyed listening to a variety of music from R & B, soul, Mexican, blues and jazz.  David was a selfless family man and will be deeply missed by his mother Natividad and his son David (Jessica) Vargas, daughters, Victoria (Daryle) Vargas, Vanessa Vargas and Fran Brinkman.  He will also be missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Andy Meissner, Carl Vargas, Joshua Vargas, Antonio Vargas, Isiah Vargas, Chelsea Decker, Jude Nichols, Carter Meissner, Haley Thuringer and Stacee Thuringer.  He will also be missed by his siblings, Francisco Vargas, Hope (Ramiro) Moreno, Sara (Pete) Espinoza, Jaime Vargas, Gerado (Rosa) Vargas, Angelica (Armando) Rodriguez, Victor Vargas, Vydal (Beth Brown) Vargas, George (Laurie) Vargas and Martin Vargas.  He is also survived by his two uncles and aunts Ramon (Juanita) Martinez and Augustine (Pilar) Martinez as well as many nieces, nephew, relatives and friends.  David was preceded in death by his father Francisco Vargas, nieces Angela Vargas and Natalie Marie Rodriguez and great-grandniece Natalie Moreno.  A Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Avenue, Racine at 1:00 P.M.  The family will receive guests at St. Richards Catholic Church on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Interment will follow at Old Holy Cross Cemetery.