Anna C. Barlage (83) of Effingham


Published on April 29 2013 10:27 am

Anna C. Barlage, 83, of Effingham died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham.  Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham.  Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland or Sacred Heart Church.

Anna was born December 3, 1929 in Green Creek, the daughter of William and Anna (Nuxoll) Niebrugge. She married James W. “Bill” Barlage December 31, 1952 and he survives. Anna was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham and the Effingham Women’s Bowling Association. She had previously worked for the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store and later for the Sears Catalog Store; she also worked at Silver Dollar Lanes and as an operator for the old phone company in Effingham.

Anna is survived by her husband, Bill of Effingham; two sons, Dennis and Duane, both of Effingham; daughter, Denise (Gordon) McClure of Newton; sister, Celeste Williams of Paragould, AR; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Leo, Otto, Martin, Leonard and Ralph; three sisters, Sophie Dust, Clara Miller and Helen Schwerman.