Wells Wesley Fargo

April 4, 1955 - November 22, 2021

Wells Wesley Fargo, 66, formerly of Gardner, KS passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 22, 2021, at home in North Fort Myers, FL. He was born April 4, 1955 in Gardner, KS to Harry and Jessie Fargo, who preceded his death. Wes grew up and graduated from Gardner- Edgerton High School, Class of 1973.

Wes began working at Deluxe Check Printers, Lenexa, KS in 1975 as a typesetter, and ultimately became Maintenance Manager until 1995. Wes joined CF Sauer, Inc. as a Maintenance Engineer until his retirement in 2014.

He met his sweetheart Nancie (Richardson) Fargo and they married on April 7, 1979. They loved living and raising their son Jonathan in rural Gardner, KS before retiring to Southwest Florida.

Wes was a hard-working man who loved his family, friends, fishing, NASCAR, cooking, and fixing things. His smoking skills assisted his team in winning the 1985 Kansas BBQ Championship. For over ten years, Wes and Jonathan fished in the Like Father/Like Son Midwest organization and won numerous first place trophies

After moving south to North Fort Myers in 2016, Wes continued his passion for the water by completing the US Coast Guard Captain’s School. He became a Boat Captain with a 6 pack license the same year. He was an Active member of Captains for Clean Water. A proud member of the SWFL Kansas City Chiefs Club, and a member of the SWFL Odd Fellows Order.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Nancie of North Fort Myers; son, Jonathan Fargo of Olathe, KS; sister, Donna Bodamer of Pine Grove, KY; nieces, Barbette Stevenson, and Kenda McCormack; nephew, Cody Richardson; great nephew, Jarod Armstrong; great niece, Carolyn McCormack; as well as their beloved dog, Carmela.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Gardner, KS at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com and/or www.BruceFuneralHome.com

Memorial Contributions in memory of Wesley Fargo are suggested to Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary, https://www.alwaysandfurever.org/donate/.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Ed and Ruth Storch Nov 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Holding you in thought and prayer.

  2. Barbara Sweetwood Nov 26, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I have known both of you since I was just a little girl. Wes and I used to play together in the neighborhood on Shawnee Street in Gardner growing up and the Richardsons were some of my parents closest friends so I grew up with Nancie and Mike Richardson also. Sending love and prayers to Nancie and Jon.

  3. Maggie and Cody Nov 26, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Our prayers are with you, Nancie and Jon. A donation to A&F is being made is his name. Please let us know how we can support you. If you need help organizing his KS memorial, we are more than happy to help. ❤️😢🙏

  4. Betsey Locke and Terri Jamison Nov 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    We are so sad to lose our dear friend Wes. What an amazing man he was! Our hearts go out to Nancie and Jonathan. Please know we are surrounding you with love and light during this difficult time.

  5. The Barlow’s Nov 26, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Wes was our friend for 40 years, and we became family. A better man hasn’t trod this earth. He lives in all the hearts that love him.

  6. Lee and Marcie Gerber Nov 27, 2021 at 11:35 am

    We met the Fargo’s in 1968 when Wes was just beginning his teenage years. We became as close as family to all of them. We were blessed watching Wes grow to be a huge hearted, kind and empathetic man. He was one of the best who will be so missed by all who knew him. Sending our love and prayers for peace and comfort to his beloved Nancie and son Jon.

  7. Scott Keith Nov 27, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Wes was a good friend and really be missed. He, Nancy and John will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Scott and Mag Keith

  8. Janice Campbell Nov 27, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Janice Campbell

  9. Roma Jean Embry Nov 27, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    So Very Sorry for your loss! My Condolences to You and your Family!

  10. Ellen Decker Nov 28, 2021 at 9:01 am

    I am sorry because I know you will miss him until you are reunited in heaven.

  11. Nita Shay Nov 30, 2021 at 8:25 am

    I grieve with you Nancie, Jon and all your family and friends. He is a jewel and will forever be by your side. Peace, love and light.

  12. Maureen Hise Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Like a castle built upon a sandy beach Wes is gone too soon. So very sorry for your loss Nancie & Jon.

  13. Jack Rudey Nov 30, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Wes was a great friend, fishing buddy and someone I could call anytime for advice and help with just about anything! I learned everything I know about Florida fishing from Wes. We had some fun football discussions about the Chiefs and Broncos.

    Rest In Peace, my friend.

  14. Mel and Linda Tsuda Nov 30, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Wes passing
    We really enjoyed our neighborhood get together’s
    He was a great neighbor and we will miss him dearly
    You and your son are in our hearts and prayers

  15. Nancy Bethman Dec 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Sorry to hear about your lose. You are in my payers. It’s never easy losing someone so close to you. May he rest in peace and remember all the good times you shared together.

  16. Roger Anderson Dec 9, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Nancy and John, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. As you know Wes and I were coworkers at Deluxe and I just wanted you to know of my great respect I had for Wes both as a worker and a friend. You are in our prayers.
    Roger and Barb Anderson

  17. Mike Jones Dec 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    So sad to hear of Wes passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and played all sports together thru hi school. He was a great athlete in his day and mastered auto mechanics at an early age. First time I went over 100 was in his 72 Roadrunner. RIP Wes

  18. Mark Lewis Dec 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I too grew up with Wes. He was friendly, smart and one of the most capable people I ever knew. He helped make my childhood a lot of fun. Wes was great guy and I’m lucky to have known him..

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