Rosemary Wagner

Rosemary Wagner, nee Falter, 82, of Nenno, was called to eternal rest after suffering with Parkin-sonís Disease for more than 30 years, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 after a brief stay at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center, West Bend.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1925 in the town of Trenton to the late Leo and Adela (nee Bernitt) Falter.

After graduating from West Bend High School, she worked as a secretary at various local businesses.

Following her marriage to Daniel J. Wagner on Oct. 12, 1946 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg, the couple lived on the Wagner family farm near Big Cedar Lake.

In 1955, the family moved to Nenno, where Rosemary made her home until the time of her death.

In addition to her love of cooking, baking bread and making homemade soups, Rosemary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was an active member of the former SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nenno, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Christian Mothers and prayed the rosary daily.

Also, she was the founder of the Addison Achievers 4-H Club and served as general leader from its inception in 1965 until 1978. Presently, she was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Lawrence.

Survivors include her husband Daniel; seven children, Daniel "Junior" (Mary Ann) of Campbellsport, Rosalyn (Remie) Plourde of Ellsworth, David (Kathleen) of Kewaskum, Dennis (Jacquelyn) of West Bend, Dale (Mary) of Krakow, Geralyn (Larry) Unger of West Bend and Marilyn (Sylvester) Stys of West Bend; 20 grandchildren, Betsy, Andy (Nicole), Katie, Deanna (Jeff) Schwake, Julie (Dave) Steger, Nicholas (Krystina), Joyce (Brady Bailo), Randy (Kay), Kevin (Jennifer), Krista (Robert), Jill (Daniel), Ann (Jason) Schaak, Karalyn, Michael, Phillip, Richard, Steve, William Unger, Patrick Schoenhaar and Lynn Schoenhaar; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Althea) Falter of West Bend; a sister, Elizabeth Minz of Milwaukee; three sisters-in-law, Doris Falter of West Bend, Nancy Falter of Apex, N.C. and Pearl (Bill) Mueller of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Judy Wagner; a sister, Barbara (Herman) Winnemueller; two brothers, George and John Falter; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Falter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Joseph Dominic presiding.

Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 9 until 10:45 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.