Louis Barlage, 81, was called home peacefully on January 29, 2017.
A memorial service was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on February 8 at 11 a.m. with a burial at the Veterans cemetery in Dixon, CA at a later date.
His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggles with health issues over the last few years and ultimately gave him peace.
Lou was born in Belle Plaine, MN on October 26, 1935.
In 1953 he enlisted in the Air Force and proudly served his country in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired in 1976 after 22 years of service. Lou continued working and retired from the US Postal Service.
Lou was an active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church until his health limited his activities to serve further. Much of his time was spent maintaining and repairing the Catholic cemetery.
He was a lifetime member of the Fourth Degree with the Knight of Columbus and served as a Boy Scout leader. He spent time volunteering at the church food locker as well as with Hands of Hope and the DAV.
Lou was a soft-spoken man with a generous and kind heart. A man committed to his family, friends and country, with a willingness to offer a helping hand and an encouraging word. He is dearly missed by his loved ones and friends, who celebrate that he is at peace with his Creator.
Lou enjoyed being with his family especially his grandchildren who have fond memories of the times he took them to his “hobby” farm and orchard. He had an interest in flag history, stamp and coin collecting for many years. Lou enjoyed his favorite peanut butter sandwiches and cookies.
He is survived by his best friend and dedicated wife of 62 years, Betty; four children, Peggy Brandwein, Eydie Boroughs, Rich Barlage and Janet Ford; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family request flowers not be sent, instead, a donations can be made to your favorite charity in Lou’s name.