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Velda J. Wagner
Service: November 14, 2015
Velda J. Wagner
Velda J. Wagner, age 86, of Watertown, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watetown with Rev. Rodney Warnecke of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Velda J. Schmidt was born on August 5, 1929 in Watertown the daughter of Bernard and Anna (nee Fredrick) Schmidt. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Watertown, later graduating from Watertown High School in 1945. On August 10, 1948, she married Lester A. Wagner at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown. Lester preceded her in death on November 3, 2005. Velda worked at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown for over 40 years. She was a devoted housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Velda enjoyed bowling with her friends.
Velda is survived by daughters, Connie (Earl) Wanke of Watertown; Shelby (Carl) Jaeger of Ixonia; Christine (Allen) Draeger; Valerie (Joe Theder) Wagner; Terry (Steve Voss) Godfrey all of Watertown; son, Tom Wagner of Watertown; grandchildren, Jodi (Jeff) Jaeger; Corey (Jenny Bowlin) Jaeger; Tonya (Sean) Hampson; Lee (Trudy) Draeger; Nicholas (Melissa) Draeger; Brooke (fiancé Chris Wahl) Godfrey; Megan (Jeff Genz) Wagner; great-grandchildren, Abbey and Alex Jaeger, Arden and Sloan Hampson, and Adelyn Draeger; her siblings: Marion Christian of Lake Mills, Donald (Donna) Schmidt of New Mexico, Armond (Jan) Schmidt, and Laura (Marvin) Seifert both of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; son, Michael Wagner in Vietnam, brother John Schmidt in infancy, and a brother-in-law Oscar Christian.
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