In loving memory of

Maria Bargas-Diaz
December 19, 1963 - September 7, 2020

Maria Selia Bargas-Diaz was born December 19, 1963 in Atzala Guerreo, Mexico. The daughter of Fidel and Carlota (Diaz) Vargas. While growing up she lived in many different cities in Mexico. She came to the United States in 1986 and decided to stay. Maria lived in Texas for a year before moving to New York. While in New York she lived in Manhattan and the Bronx before moving to Storm Lake.

Following Storm Lake, Maria then moved to Worthington, MN where she met her husband, Edgar. The two were united in marriage on August 25, 1999 in Heartland, Missouri. The two moved around living in Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, before settling in Whittemore. Maria and Edgar enjoyed working together on the farm.

Family was important to Maria; and she was a very loving wife and mother. Everyone knew her as a wonderful caretaker. She loved to cook and always made certain there was plenty of food for family and both invited and unexpected guests. Maria enjoyed traveling. Some of her favorite places include Canada, Guatemala, and Mexico. She also enjoyed sewing and soap operas. Most importantly, Maria loved time spent with her grandchildren.

Maria died September 7, 2020, at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City. She was 56.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar; children, Jesús Castaneda, Marcela Castaneda, Felix Figueroa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents.


Crystal cotoc wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I got tomaria out of shorts day at Good Shepherd and she was a fun and lovely lady to talk with. Decanasa en paz"

Crystal cotoc wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I had the pleasure of talking with Maria ANF getting to know her at good shepherd. She was so much fun to be with, decanasa en paz maria?"