Obit: Wagner, Minnie (1857 - 1926)

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Surnames: Wagner, Euker, Schultz, Schummel, Raine, Haugen, Reiff

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 08/05/1926

Wagner, Minnie (1 March 1857 - 2 Aug. 1926)

Mrs. Fred Wagner passed away at her home in Pine Valley, Monday, afternoon at 2 o’clock, August 2, after a lingering illness extending over two years. Mrs. Wagner, whose maiden name was Minnie Euker, was born in Germany, March 1, 1857. She came to America in 1869 with her parents who settled in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. She attended school and was confirmed at Watertown. In 1871 the family moved to Neillsville. She was married to Fred Wagner April 7, 1877, and they settled on a farm in Pine Valley, which they improved and which has been their home ever since.

Mrs. Wagner was a woman who has the love and respect of all who knew her. She cheerfully bore the burdens and performed the tasks that fell to the lot of those who built and cared. For Pioneer homes in early days here, looking well to the needs of her family, and taking her place also as neighbor and friend in the community until failing health made this impossible. During her long illness, all that care and kindness and medical skill could do, where done for her. Her daughter Helen came home from her position in Neillsville and was with her mother constantly during her long sickness, watching over her with patient care, as well as taking her mother’s place in the home.

Mrs. Wagner is survived by her husband and eight children: Martha, Mrs. Wm. Schultz, Louise, Mrs. Jas. Schummel; Ben and Robert of Neillsville; Clara, Mrs. Clyde Raine of Granton; Anna, Mrs. Everett Raine of Neillsville, Albert on the home farm and Helen, Mrs. Art Haugen at home.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the home, and at 2 o’clock at Pine Valley church, Rev. Reiff officiating.



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