Marion L. Wagner

March 28, 1925 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 96)


By the Grace of God, Marion Louise Wagner of Ogden IL died on March 7, 2022, under hospice care at Arbor Rose, Tolono IL. Marion was born to Dr. T. Lee Agnew and Agnes Agnew on March 28, 1925. Her youth was spent during the Great Depression, and she came into maturity during World War II. Marion was a graduate of Ogden High School and the University of Illinois. In 1947 soon after she earned her degree, she married the love of her life, Wayne Wagner, a veteran of the WW II Pacific Theater. Together they operated their farm near Ogden until her husband’s death and she continued operating the farm until her recent illness. Marion and Wayne raised three children who survive, Dr. Rebecca A. Wagner (Ogden IL), Dr. Elizabeth Wagner Plewa (Michael, Urbana IL) and Christopher W. Wagner (Becky, Fredericksburg VA). Marion is also survived by numerous grandchildren and extended family members. Throughout her life Marion served her community, her county, and her country. Marion and her late husband continue to be an example for us in that they made a positive impact on so many people. They were true members of the Greatest Generation.

Private funeral arrangements for her are at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph and she will be laid to rest at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Arbor Rose, Tolono for their loving care.

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