Requiescat in pace, Art Barbier

August 26, 2015 by  
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Art Barbier

Arthur “Art” G. Barbier, MD, 79, of La Crosse died peacefully Aug. 22, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Art Barbier volunteered at the Shrine in a variety of capacities, such as cart driver, assisting pilgrims in the Votive Candle Chapel, and lectoring at Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Catholic Relief Services, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe of La Crosse, Diocese of La Crosse seminarians, and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu, N.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St., La Crosse. The very Rev. Msgr. Charles D. Stoetzel will preside.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the Cathedral, with a vigil service starting at 4 p.m. and a rosary service starting at 6:45 p.m.  Visitation will also be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass Saturday at the Cathedral.

Burial will be held with military honors by the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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