Rita Wagner


Rita Clare (Slater) Wagner peacefully left her earthly existence to join her parents, husband Richard, and son Tom for a joyous reunion on September 20, 2021 at the age of 92.

She leaves behind children Jennifer (Greg) Wilson, Sioux Falls, Duane (Donna), Mitchell, Judy Christensen (Mark), Salt Lake City, Tom (deceased) Kelly Sartin-Hires (Keith), Atlanta, Charles (Pauline), Salt Lake City, Rod (Carla), Wyoming, Rick (Amanda), Arkansas, and Janette Wagner, Florida; 20 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Vivian (Sister Seton), Rochester, and Carol, Sioux Falls.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Sioux Falls with burial at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Full obituary can be found at

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