Clyde M. Barger

Clyde Milton Barger, 78, of Berne passed away at 4:17 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on Saturday, October 14, 1939 in Portland to Floyd Milton “Jack” and Leona (Molzen) Barger. He was married on Friday, January 14, 1966 in the Salamonia Church of Christ to Karen Locker.

He was a 1957 graduate of Portland High School. After high school, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1964-1965. Shortly after coming home, he and his wife were married. They just shared their 52nd wedding anniversary together. He worked in the grocery business all his life. He started at just 16 years old at the Kroger in Portland. Eventually, he moved up to manager, where he managed several stores in Portland, Decatur, Muncie, Wapakoneta, and Berne. He retired in 2005 from Berne Community Market. He attended the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne for several years. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Cleveland Indians baseball team, and his dog Eddie, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of Berne; four daughters, Andrea (Todd) Baumer of Decatur; Rhonda (Kris) Grandlinard; and Monica (Jerry) Smith, both Berne; and Deanna (David) Milligan of Akron, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Bosler; Austin Baumer; William Grandlinard; Jessica Grandlinard; Becca Sharp; Brayden Grandlinard; Elizabeth Booth; Jacob Smith; Logan Milligan; Katelyn Milligan; Ian Milligan; Megan Milligan; and Jordan Milligan; three great-grandchildren, Elias Booth; Eden Sharp; and Finnick Grandlinard; and three brothers, Dick (Donna) Barger of Hartford City; Dale (Nancy) Barger of Portland; and Ray (Bonnie) Barger of Bluffton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his dog and best bud, Eddie.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Friday, January 26 at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Geneva. Officiating will be Rev. Wilbur Taylor, Rev. Henry Schaadt, and Rev. Joe Nass. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in rural Bryant.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Brethren Church, 718 E. Main St., Berne, IN 46711 or American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Rd. Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at