Rev. Dr. George W. Barger Jr.

August 1, 1923May 14, 2012

Barger, George W., Jr. (Rev., Dr.), died at Hospice House, Omaha, Nebraska on May 14, 2012. Born August 1, 1923 in St. Joseph, MO. George (Billy) met the love of his life, Helen Ross, after graduating high school in St. Joe. He and Helen were married on December 19, 1943. He then served in the Army Air Corps in WWII as a bombardier (33 missions). He became a Disciples of Christ minister (18 years), received his PhD in Sociology from Missouri University, taught at Elmhurst College for three years, then moved to UNO, where he remained until his retirement. He was ordained in the Episcopal church. serving as the assistant at All Saints and as priest and Canon at Trinity Cathedral. George had a love of music and played trombone in pit orchestras in all of his schools, lastly with the Intergenerational Orchestra. Preceded in death by his father, George Sr., mother, Freda, brother, Richard, and son, Ross. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen, daughters Freya, Beth Ann, and Marja (Barry Carlsen), sister, Helen Lee Uhl, grandchildren, Jason Knapp (Kelly), Vanessa (Ryan Hughes), Ryan and Seth Dudzinski, Carsten and Frieda Carlsen, and great grandchildren, Killian, Kai, Maxen, and Fiona, nephews, David (Lynne) Uhl, Greg (Sandy) Uhl and Larry (Lori) Uhl. Memorial services will be at Trinity Cathedral on Friday, May 25, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House and Trinity Cathedral. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for George, especially Hospice House, and the many friends and priests.

Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial Chapel 11902 W. Center Road Omaha, NE 402-333-7200


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 25, 2012

Rev. Dr. George W. Barger Jr.

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bettye callison-palermo

December 5, 2012

Rev. Barger epitomized grace and goodness, and was one of the dearest persons on the planet. I am glad he is at peace and with his son again. Love to you all, bettye

Gordon Hansen

December 3, 2012

George was a very good friend and a remarkable person. I valued my time with him at UNO.

Gordon Hansen

Gordon Hansen

December 3, 2012

George was a very good friend and a remarkable person. I valued my time with him at UNO.

Gordon Hansen

Lori Hartsock-Kane

June 1, 2012

Dear Bargers, Your Father and Husband was such an impressive man, he touched everyone who knew him and I will always remember him fondly, with that gentile smile and kind spirit. What a fabulous life he had! Having baptized my nephew, he will always be a special part of the Hartsock Family memories.We are so sorry for your loss. Love to you all

Cher/Jim Nelson

May 28, 2012

Jim and I will never forget Dr. Barger...George to us, as we were friends of the family thanks to Beth! We are honored that George married us on August 22, 1970, in a special service at All Saints Episcopal. He was truly a man of the world, and had such a positive impact in our lives.

mary ann nyberg

May 26, 2012

How dearly loved George was! A truly sweet man who was a help and inspiration.

Mary Ann and Bart Nyberg

David and Linda Gardels

May 26, 2012

Such a lovely service today--David and I were honored to be part of the music that was so important to Fr. George. We have fond memories of seeing many operas with Helen and George in Omaha and Des Moines, also late night jazz after the opera!

Artis Ferrel

May 25, 2012

Such a dear man, we all will miss him. His kindness and dedication will always be remembered.

Artis and Bud

Linda Watson

May 24, 2012

Freya and Family - So sorry for your loss, he is home now with the Lord. He is in no pain and no longer tired. Your Mom has been blessed with wonderful daughters and one that has the strength to take hold of things and that is you Freya. You will make sure mom has the care that is needed and you can always visit her. She is a very sweet lady.
Your Friend, Linda

Mary Smith

May 23, 2012

Dear Fr. Barger, thank you for your instruction of life by example. God be with your family as they face their loss, heaven's gain.