Wagner, Mary A.(nee Fell),
Called home to the Lord on March 3rd, 2015, age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Carl. Dear mother of Barbara (Allen) Campbell, Paul (Colleen), Richard (Debbie) Wagner, and Kim (Don) Olszewski. Loving grandmother of 7, and great-grandmother of 7. Also survived by 2 sisters and 2 brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mom was born when families and faith in God were the most important things in the world as was evidenced by the closeness and love of all of her brothers and sisters. This is why they were called “The Greatest Generation.” She met our loving father when she was only 18 years old. Dad was older than Mom but she fell in love with him almost instantly. They met courtesy of their dear friends Hank and Lillian Straka, now departed. We heard a story that Mom’s cherished sister and her husband actually sold their car to give Mom and Dad enough money to get married. That’s the way families were. There are countless other stories of all of the love, closeness and sacrifice of all of her precious siblings. Mom and Dad were extremely generous despite the little that they had, but so were all of our aunts and uncles. It was wonderful to be born into such a loving family and relation. Mom and Dad were married for 50 years when Dad passed away. Mom continued her generosity by supporting her children, watching grandkids, generously giving to her church and always helping her brothers and sisters, especially when she was one of the only ones who could still drive. Mom was a hard worker and she and Dad taught us the value of a hard day’s work which would later lead to the success of all of us siblings. We are honored to be a part of a family of not just Mom and Dad but also all of our wonderful aunts and uncles, and now our own children, who make up such a caring and unselfish family.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 2-5PM at the FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will continue Monday from 9-10AM at NAIN EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1665 S. 57th St., West Allis. A Funeral Service will follow at 10AM.
Mary was a retired employee of Master Lock where she worked for over 25 years. If so desired, memorials to Nain Ev. Lutheran Church appreciated.