Obit: Wagner, Martha (1891 – 1975)


Surnames: Wagner, Fuerstenau, Peche, Hauch, Strebe, Tamilo, Damm

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Nov 1975

Wagner, Martha (2 MAR 1891 – 4 NOV 1975)

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, for Mrs. Ernest (Martha) Wagner, 84, Medford. She died Wednesday afternoon at the Medford Memorial Home, where she had been residing the past four years.

The Rev. Gordon Fuerstenau, pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Goodrich, officiated. Burial was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery.

The former Martha Peche was born in the Town of Greenwood on March 2, 1891, and attended school there. On January 2, 1913 she was married to Ernest Wagner, who preceded her in death January 11, 1962.

She was employed for a time in Illinois, after which she and her husband moved to Montana, living there until 1922. They then returned to Taylor County, living in the Town of Greenwood until 1945. They moved to the city of Medford at that time. She was employed as a cook at the Bauer Café for a number of years.

Mrs. Wagner was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood, and its Ladies Aid.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), Glen, Glidden, and Floyd and Lester, both of Minot, North Dakota; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Hauch, Rib Lake, Mrs. Arnold (Rachel) Strebe, Winchester, and Mrs. Lorraine Tamilo, Milwaukee; 27 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gottlieb Peche, Ernest Peche, and William Peche, all of Rib Lake, and two sisters, Miss Eleanor Peche and Mrs. Bertha Damm, both of Milwaukee.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd, and four sisters.



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