Rev. Louis Barga
The Rev. Louis Barga, C.PP.S., 77, died at 2:15 p.m. March 6, 2005, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
He was born July 20, 1927, in North Star, to Victor and Anna Mangen Barga.
Surviving are three brothers, Ivan (Ella Mae) of Union City, Duane (Lucy) of Rossburg, and Brother Adrian C.PP.S. of Carthagena; two sisters, Luella Echmann, Sidney, and Mary Grieshop, Chickasaw; two sisters-in-law, Melva Barga, Rossburg, and Dorothy Barga, North Star.
Deceased are four brothers, Vitalis, Vernon, Eugene and Othor; two sisters, Dorothy Goubeaux and Thelma Welch; four brothers-in-law, Paul Goubeaux, Theodore Echmann, John Welch and Ott Grieshop; and two sisters-in-law, Mary and Helen Barga; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1942 and was ordained Dec. 29, 1954. Involved in parish ministry throughout his priesthood, he initially served as an associate pastor at churches in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri.
In 1979, he was appointed pastor of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Mercer County, serving there until being named pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Philothea, in 1991. He remained there until retirement to St. Charles in 2002.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles, the Revs. Angelo Anthony and Larry Hemmelgarn officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Charles community cemetery.
Calling is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles. A vigil service will be held there at 4:30 p.m.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements.
Mary Lou Biederman
Mary Lou Biederman, 62, 403 N. Franklin St., New Bremen, died at 10:52 p.m. March 5, 2005, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Lima, to George W. and Salena B. Zimmerly Nichols. Her husband, Merlin Biederman, survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are four sons, Michael (Bert) Schaefer, Cridersville, Marvin Biederman, St. Marys, Marty (Rhonda) Biederman, Florida, and Merlin Biederman, New Bremen; a daughter, Melinda (Roger) Flugga, Findlay; two brothers, Richard Nichols and Dean (Jill) Nichols, all of Lima; a sister, Joann (Bill) King, Hudson, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was manager of the Marathon gas and convenience store in New Bremen and a graduate of Lima Bath High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Virginia A. DeLaet, 87, 333 E. North St., Sidney, died at 10:40 p.m. March 6, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Aug. 18, 1917, in Miami County, to Arthur and Myrtle Sproat Alexander. On Dec. 2, 1939, she married Carl A. DeLaet who died Dec. 26, 1956.
Surviving are two sons, Robert C. (Judy) of Destin, Fla., and Ronald L. (Susan) of Celina; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A brother and three sisters are deceased.
She retired from Piqua Paper Box Co. and was a member of First Christian Church, Sidney.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Home, Sidney, Pastor Janet Mers officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford.
Calling is 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the United Kidney Foundation.
LaVaun O. Huey, 82, 305 N. Main St., Mendon, died at 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Celina, to Edward F. and Ona Piepmeyer Hines. On Aug. 12, 1939, she married Earl K. Huey who died Oct. 31, 1995.
Surviving are five sons, Robert, Dan (Charlotte), John (Rita) and Lloyd (Peggy), all of Mendon, and Gary of Ohio City; and eight daughters, Norma (Ed) Bell, Clearwater, Fla., Judy (John) Vulgamott, Hazel (Roy) Oakes and Joan (Jerry) Miller, all of Spencerville, Connie Wilson, Van Wert, Alice (Dave) Hook, Wapakoneta, and Dorothy (Ed) Miracle and Mary Hook, all of Mendon.
Other survivors include two brothers, Carl (Delight) Hines, Portland, Ore., and Charles Hines, Celina; a sister, Rosalie Frey, Wapakoneta; 49 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Charles C. and Paul; a brother, Junior Hines; and three grandchildren.
A homemaker, she attended Mendon First Church of God and was a member of the WCSC of the church.
Private services will be held for the family, the Rev. Dean Bruce officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, has charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Hazel M. Peak, 100, of Celina, died today, March 8, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral