Obit: LaBarge, Agnes #2 (1925 - 2012)

Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: LaBarge, Lemke, Wehrman, Walsh, Luebke

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal Clark County, WI) 09 Jan 2013

LaBarge, Agnes (16 Nov 1025-30 Dec. 2012)

Agnes A. LaBarge 87, Arpin, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, surrounded by her family, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at St. James Catholic Church, Vesper. Rev. Robert Nelson officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Loren Smith Jr., Jeffrey Smith, Kelly LaBarge, Richard Luebke Jr., Russell Luebke and Christopher LaBarge. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters Julie LaBarge, Brenda Smith, Kristine Luebke, Michelle LaBarge, Elizabeth Guden, Gretchen Smith, Belinda Smith and Julie Luebke.

Agnes Wehrman was born on Nov. 16, 1925, in Spokesville, to William and Martha (Nee Lemke) Wehrman. She attended Maple Center School in the town of Beaver and after eighth grade did domestic work. She married Louis LaBarge on Jan. 18, 1943, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. He died on May 11, 2001. Agnes and Louis farmed in Vesper until 1965 when they purchased and operated Louie and Aggie’s Bar at Arpin until they retired. Agnes was one of the founding members and very active in the Arpin Advancement Association and was treasurer for 30 years. She was a member and involved with the Arpin Lions Club and St. James Catholic Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Women. After retirement, Agnes continued working for her son, Raymond, in his business and with the Arpin Advancement Association. One of her hobbies was needlework.

Survivors include six children, Joseph (Kathleen) LaBarge, Joliet, Ill., Michael (Diane) LaBarge, Marshfield, Raymond (Judith Jensen) LaBarge, Arpin, William (Josie) LaBarge, Arpin, Carole Walsh, Paris, Tenn., and Irene Luebke, Johnson Creek; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale (Joanne) Wehrman, Greenfield and Victor (Mary) Wehrman, Jamestown, Tenn.; and two sisters, Elaine Gabrovic, Conrath and Alice (Gerald) Kobiske, Loyal.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Raymond I. Smith, two sons-in-law, Alan Walsh and Richard Luebke; six brothers, Donald, Herbert, Raymond, Allen, Wilfred and Harvey Wehrman; and two sisters, Delores Werhman and Yvonne Gallagher.





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