Rosemary Wagner, ParkstonRosemary Philamona Wagner, 85, Parkston, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Avera Bormann Manor, Parkston.
Rosemary Philamona Wagner, 85, Parkston, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Avera Bormann Manor, Parkston.
She was born on May 30, 1927.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parkston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Koehn Brothers Funeral Home, Parkston.
Rosemary Philamona Wagner was born to Phillip and Adranie Van Litsenborgh at Hardwick, Minn.
When she was about 9 years old, the family moved to the Canova-Howard area in South Dakota.
She graduated from Burbank Consolidated High School in 1945.
She joined the Nurses Cadet Corps and graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Mitchell in 1948.
After graduating, Rosemary worked at the Winner Hospital.
She was united in marriage to James Wagner on Feb. 8, 1949, in Mitchell.
The couple lived west of Ethan for seven years before moving to a farm west of Parkston, where she has resided since.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society and taught CCD for 17 years.
She is survived by her 14 children: Alice (Orrin) Roth, Alexandria; David Wagner, Delmont; Deborah (Titus) Friedrich, Sioux Falls; Dennis (Joyce) Wagner, Parkston; Jeanne Wernsmann, Casper, Wyo.; Mark (Reina) Wagner, Casper; Gregory (Gayle) Wagner, Parkston; Gary Wagner, Spearfish; Douglas (Eddie), Sturgis; Curtis Wagner, Parkston; Joan (George) Kennedy, Spearfish; Karen (Randy) Tucek, Abilene, Texas; Gale Wagner, Omaha, Neb.; and Kim (Jason) Hauck, Spearfish; 31 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a sister, Noella Doering, Little Falls, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Tyler; and two brothers, Victor and Eugene.