Angela G. (Schmelzer) Bagge (1931 - 2016)

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INDEPENDENCE – Angela G. Bagge 84, of Independence, Iowa died Friday morning, January 8, 2016 at her home at Prairie Hills Assisted Care Center in Independence, Iowa.
Angie was born on Nov. 27, 1931 in West Union, Iowa the daughter of Arthur C. and Eva M. (Maller) Schmelzer. She was a 1949 graduate of the West Union High School in West Union, Iowa. On Oct. 3, 1951 she was married to Ervin C. Bagge in West Union and the couple farmed in the Independence area. She was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church, the St. John's Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of America, the VFW Auxiliary, and Birthright.
She is survived by seven children; Mary (Darcy) Andres, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Theresa (Mike) Ida, Highland Ranch, CO, Judee Alexander, Independence, Iowa, John (Michelle) Bagge, Independence, Iowa, Charles (Donna) Bagge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thomas (Cindy) Bagge, Monticello, Iowa and Lynn (Terry) Ann Etten, Independence, Iowa. Fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters; Mary Schmelzer and Dorothy Novak, and a brother; Alfred Schmelzer, all of Waterloo, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ervin on Jan. 19, 1975; three sisters: Sr. Gertrude Schmelzer, Sr. Christian Schmelzer, and Theresa Kuhn; and five brothers: John, Ray, Joe, Maurice, and Edmond Schmelzer.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, Iowa with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Inurnment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and a parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 9 to Jan. 20, 2016