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Michael Schimpf Verbarg
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    Charleston, SC 29412

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“I will remember mike with a lot of fond memories, thinking of you all Christine ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Christine Mckie

“Dawn and Ken, We send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family at the loss of this father, brother, uncle and many other titles. We pray that...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Tony and Judi Lindsey - SC

“As the Director of Community Engagement for Charleston Animal Society I speak on behalf of the staff and animals in our care. We are eternally...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“Fair seas and following winds, Sir. You may rest in peace as we have the con now. RIP fellow shipmate. Condolences to Dawn and Ken and your family. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Deb and Tim Garrett - SC

On March 18, 2018, Michael Schimpf Verbarg passed away peacefully at the age of 80 surrounded by his family, at Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Michael was born February 12, 1938 in Yugoslavia, the middle child of David and Eliza Schimpf. Following the deaths of his parents during World War II, he and his brother David and Sister Catherina were adopted by Edward and Beatrice Nelson Verbarg of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduating from high school, Michael studied veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota before deciding to join the U.S. Navy where he became a laboratory technician specializing in phlebotomy.

During his military career Michael served in numerous locations throughout the US and oversees earning a Bronze Star before moving to Charleston in 1979.
After serving over 25 years in the Navy, Michael retired from the Naval Hospital Charleston and the "Lowcountry" remained his home.
During his later years, Michael was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease but he fought his battle gallantly and always with a smile on his face. Although he will be deeply missed, he will be remembered for his gentle kindness, generosity and devotion to his family and many pets.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Beatrice Nelson Verbarg and his brother, David S. Verbarg.

He is survived by his daughter Dawn Verbarg (Ken Hilliard) of Hanahan, SC; his sons, Scott M. Verbarg (Virginia L. Verbarg) of Hanahan, SC, and Brian W. Verbarg of Glasgow, Scotland; former spouse and mother of his children, Jeanette Verbarg of Goose Creek, SC and Catherina "Kathy" Jacoby ( Robert Jacoby) of Burnsville, MN.

The family would like to thank Ms. Jackie and all the nurses and staff who took care of "Mr. Mike" for their kind and devoted care while he resided at Victory House.

Funeral and burial services will be private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406 and/ or Respite of Charleston, 1605 Harbor View Rd, Charleston, SC 29412.