Louise “Lil” Wagner, 92, formerly of North Garfield Street, Minster, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Elmwood in New Bremen, where she had been a resident for two and a half years.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1920, in St. Patrick to Louis and Anna (Hoying) Raterman. On Aug. 4, 1942, she married Wallace B. Wagner Sr. He died on Feb. 10, 1995.
She is survived by three daughters, a son, and their spouses, Pamela and Thomas Kinsella of Minster, Becky and Rudy Quinter of Minster, Gayle and John Adamescu of Rocky River and Wallace B. Jr. and Nancy Wagner of Minster; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Micki Debrosse of Middletown and Patricia Neff of Vandalia. Surviving sisters-in-law include Theola Raterman of Dayton, Rosemary Raterman of Fort Loramie, Norma Raterman of Minster and Ann Schwieterman of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy; by one great-grandchild; by brothers Henry, Joseph, Ray, her twin Louis, Homer “Squirt” and Tom and sisters Marys Schular, Verona Segesser, Lottie Raterman, Julianna Gates and Florence Ritter.
Lil was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, former member of the F.O.E. 1391 Auxillary, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, 4-H advisor and local chair for the American Heart Association. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, traveling, golf and bowling.
She was a homemaker and was co-owner of Wagner’s IGA in Minster.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding, officiant.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials can be made to the Minster Community Fund.