Helen J. Wagner (1915 - 2011)

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JESUP - Helen J. Wagner, 95 years old of Jesup, died Friday, May 20, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo of natural causes.
She was born Nov. 30, 1915, at La Porte City, the daughter of Theodore and Barbara (Falk) Becker.
On March 31, 1937, she was united in marriage to Leo George Wagner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville. Helen was a resident of Jesup for nearly 60 years, was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, formerly a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and enjoyed caring for her family and cooking.
She is survived by three daughters, Marian (Ray) Schmitz of Jesup, Norma (Mike) Fischels of Independence, and Diane (Paul) Gudenkauf of Jesup; two sons, Mike (Ruth) Wagner of Marion, Don (Eileen) Wagner of Arlington, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Angeline Becker of Independence, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers, Servus, Mike, Matt, Joe, Arnold and Ted Becker; four sisters, Julia Oberhauser, Christina Wester, Gertrude Funfsinn, and Barbara Schares.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 24, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Gilbertville. Special services held Monday, May 23, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, included a Parish Rosary and Vigil Service. A memorial fund has been established.
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White Funeral Home
1315 Main Street
Jesup, IA 50648
319-827-3695
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 4 to July 4, 2011