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Florence A. Barnia Obituary


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“There are no words that can share your loss, but we offer our sympathy and our prayers. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Richard & Sandra LeDuc - Merrill, WI

“Betty:Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this sad time. May all the wonderful memories you have, give you strength in the coming days...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Fiebke - Merrill

“So sorry to hear of Auntie Florence's passing. Will always have good memories of all the sisters, seeing them at the reunion and always at birthday...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Rose Hardt - Rosebud, MO

“I was saddened to hear of Florences's death. She was very special to my family when I was growing up. I have such fond memories of getting together...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ann - Philo, IL

“We would like to express our condolences to the extended family of our Aunt Florence. It always was a joy to see her at the Heidmann family reunions,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: David & LuAnn Heidmann & family - WI

“A super fantastic lady who cared about her family. You never went hungry when you were by her. She will be missed greatly ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ed & Sharon - West Bend, WI

“My aunt Florence was a very special aunt who enjoyed life and was the life of every party---loved her. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia held (niece) - Hazelhurst, WI

“My aunt Florence was a very special aunt who enjoyed life and was the life of every party---loved her. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia held (niece) - Hazelhurst, WI

“My aunt Florence was a very special aunt who enjoyed life and was the life of every party---loved her. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia held (niece) - Hazelhurst, WI

“My aunt Florence was a very special aunt who enjoyed life and was the life of every party---loved her. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia held (niece) - Hazelhurst, WI

“My aunt Florence was a very special aunt who enjoyed life and was the life of every party---loved her. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia held (niece) - Hazelhurst, WI

“I know Aunt Florence lived a long full life with a smile on her face and with a warm welcoming attitude always. God bless her in her rest and God...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Clarence & Sandy Durr - Edgar, WI


Florence Amanda Barnia, 96, of Merrill, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Pine Crest Nursing Home. She was born in the Town of Rietbrock, Marathon County, Wisconsin on July 7, 1916 to Albert and Bertha (Riemer) Heidemann. Florence completed 8th grade at the age of 12. She married Ervin Bunge in 1932 and divorced him in 1960. Florence then married Gordon Barnia in 1963. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2001. She worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Co. from 1952 to 1964 and upholstered furniture for many years. Florence is survived by her children: Norma Hanke (friend Jerry Sciano), Alvin (Delores) Bunge, Marianne Bunge, Betty (Phillip) Zastrow, all of Merrill; stepchildren: Linda King of White Swan, WA, James Barnia, Seattle, WA, Russell Barnia of Post Falls, ID, LaVerne Barnia of Kent, WA and Susan Riemer of Spokane, WA; 3 sisters; Irene Curtis of California, Ruth Heldt of Athens and Joyce Prose of West Bend. 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great- grandchildren. She is predeceased by both her husbands, daughter, Janet Krueger, son-in-law Mayward Krueger, stepson, Kenneth Barnia, five brothers, two sisters, three grandsons, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 19, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill. The Rev. Nathan Kramer will officiate. Friends may call from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at Snow Hill Cemetery this spring. The Waid Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com

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