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Sylvia Ann Baerga

Sylvia Ann Baerga

Sylvia Ann Baerga, 66, of Park Rapids, MN, died at 7 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was visiting the Mayo Clinic for a transplant evaluation when she collapsed.

Sylvia was born July 31, 1951 in Brownsville, Texas, but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from L.W. Fox High School. She was a member of the Future Teachers of America club where she met her husband. She married Miguel A. Baerga on August 5, 1969. Together they were stationed in several states while he served in the US Navy, during that time they had 3 daughters. In 1978 they made their home in Boulder, CO, later retiring in Park Rapids, MN in 2011. She was a Senior Administrative Assistant for IBM Human Resources, Social Services, Boulder Mental Health, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She enjoyed sewing, gardening event planning, interior design, refinishing and reupholstering furniture.

She is survived by her husband Miguel A. Baerga, daughters: Nina (Charles) Pecoraro of Centennial, CO., Catherine (Gerald) Schermeister of Menahga, and Allyson Parliman of Park Rapids; brother Oscar Cuellar; sisters: Rosie Michler and Eva Cuellar. Sylvia is survived by 9 grandchildren who call her Nana: Ezekiel Parliman, Mary Kielhack (Pecoraro), Jennifer Kielhack (Pecoraro), Timothy Kielhack (Pecoraro), Belicia Pecoraro, Penelope Parliman, Lorelei Schermeister, Leo Schermister and Lyric Parliman.

Sylvia as preceded in death by her father Abel Cuellar and mother Maria (Gonzales) Rodriquez and a sister Deloris Wharton.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10 AM at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids with a reception to follow.

Friends may leave online condolences at Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN