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Annabel E. Wagner, 101

March 9, 2012

Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.

She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Alfred H. and Louise (Schroeder) Scheer, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1980.

She is survived by her son, Ted (Terry) Wagner of New Bremen; her grandchildren, Shannon (David) Pence and Bethany (Tim) Schrader, both of New Bremen, and Brianna (Andy) Phlipot of Minster; six great-grandchildren.  

She was the last of her family, preceded in death by her brothers, Theodore, Howard and Clifford Scheer; her sisters, Beulah Lutterbeck and Ethel Whitacre.

Mrs. Wagner was a lifelong member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years and was a member of the Christian Service Guild. She was a 1929 graduate of New Bremen High School. She and her husband owned and operated the former Wagner’s Laundry Mat in New Bremen and she also worked at Schwieterman’s Drug Store. She retired from Crown Equipment Corp in 1974 after 23 years of service. She was the first parts inspector for the TV antenna rotator division.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.

Burial will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein of St. Marys or to the church memorial fund.

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