Jimmy Lee Bargenquast, Sr.
ATHENS, LA ~ Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 2:30PM at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden, LA. Pastor James Crain officiating. Graveside services will be at Nishnabotna Cemetery in Manilla, Iowa.
Jim, 71, was born September 26, 1941 in Yorktown, Iowa to Detlef and Loena Bargenquast. He went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. His strong faith and character carried him through many adversities in life. He loved gathering together with family.
Jim grew up in Defiance, Iowa, graduated from Irwin High School, and joined the U.S. Army
in 1960. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. "Barney" worked at various meat packing companies before managing Shreveport Packing Co. He returned to Louisiana in 1992 to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Consumer Safety Inspector, until retirement in 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Donna Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Dianne Skinner Bargenquast and children: Lisa Huddleston Lazarus (Eddie), Jimmy Lee Bargenquast, Jr. ( Renee), Janea Martell (Brian), Sherilyn Gann (David), Amber Cullins (Chad) , Shane Skinner (Tonya), Damian Skinner, Alicia Webb (Ron) and mother in law, Dorothy Peavy. Grandpa Jim "Barney" has the love of 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren to cherish his memory; siblings Ray Bargenquast (Florence), Beverly Olson, Mary Fickel and his twin sister, Joy Voight (Jack) and their families. Special family friend, Ellen Ware and numerous other family and friends.
Jim was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed serving wherever needed. He attended Freddie Frye's Sunday school class.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Homer Road, Minden, La. 71055.