In Memoriam : Fred Barg

Fred Barg Fred W. Barg - age: 72
(November 21, 1942 to August 08, 2015 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Final Farewell

6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2015
Benton American Legion Post #280
311 South Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Frederick Ward Barg, age 72, of Benton, passed away at 8:26 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at his home in Benton.

Mr. Barg's wishes were to be cremated. A Final Farewell with Military Rites to be conducted by the Benton American Legion Post #280 and V.F.W. Post #2671, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Benton American Legion Post #280 located at 311 South Main Street in Benton.

Arrangements are through the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton.

Fred was born on November 21, 1942 in San Pedro, California, the son of Frederick Beyer Barg and Helen Audrey (Ward) Barg. He married the former Marcia Lena Pierson, and she preceded him in death.

Mr. Barg worked as an oil driller. He worked all over the world, and last worked and retired from Alaska.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Viet Nam War era, and was a member of the Benton American Legion Post #280.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are two daughters: Marni Swisher and husband Brad of Benton, April Jessica Nash of Southern California; a step-son: Michael Englebaugh of Long Beach, California; his mother Helen Barg of San Carlos, California; two brothers: John Barg and wife Kay of San Carlos, California, Bill Barg and wife Ruth of Mission Viejo, California; two sisters: Lorna Wood and husband Cliff of San Carlos, California, Cindy Giller and husband Bill of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren: Lindsey Alaska Dawn Mangas, Logan Dean Mangas, Amanda Lanea Guido, Sam Wright, Lacey Connell, Haelie Wright; two great-grandchildren: Alistar Binion, Kaia Naomi Connell; and several nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his father and his wife.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington DC, 20006-3517.

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Nancy Cytron - August 12, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
You've always been my 'buddy', Fred. Since we were kids up at Sky, you've been a part of my heart. You'd take off for God knows where but I'd always try to find you - keep up with you. I loved the times we got together as grownups. Didn't happen often enough. But is it ever often enough?! Now you're off again - but I'll find you. You'll see! Love from your cousin - Nancy P.S. To all the family, God bless you. My thoughts and love go out to you.

Susan Julian - August 12, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
It saddens me to learn of Fred's death. I think back to the fun times we had together as children - especially at Sky Londa at Grandpa and Grandma Barg's place. Our adult lives took us on different paths and we seldom saw each other but he will always hold a dear place in my heart.

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