Annella A. ‘Nellie’ Wagner, 83

Annella A. "Nellie" Wagner, 83, of West Bend, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Froedtert St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend.

Annella was born on July 24, 1927, the daughter of Alois and Ottilia (nee Feucht) Bauer. She was raised on the Bauer Family Farm in LeRoy and after her schooling, she moved to West Bend and began her career at Amity Leather Products where she met her future husband and later retired from after over 40 years of service.

On June 16, 1956, Annella devoted her love and life to Eugene T. Wagner. After marriage, the couple began a loving family of their own. Nellie enjoyed canning, cooking and baking, going to the famers market, going up north with her husband and family, but she especially loved spending time with her family. Nellie would go out of her way to help anyone who needed it.

Annella is survived by her five loving children, Charlie, Lee (Ann), JoAnn (Danni Wallace) Wagner, Tina "Linda" (Jim) Cunningham and Allen (Cindy); nine grandchildren, Michael (special friend, Amber), Brittany, Tanya, Stacie (special friend, Andy), Winston, Heather (Brandon), Ryan, Greg (Angela) and Thomas (special friend, Paula); and two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and James. Annella is also survived by her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty Bauer, Frankie Gremminger, Evelyn Kalies, Harriet Leppla,

"Bonnie" Voeks, Joan (Ervin) Claas, Sue Ann (Peter) Geib, Mary Snyder and Nancy Wagner; nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene; step-mother, Ida Rieser; brothers, Clements, Kenny and Jerry Bauer; sister, Sylvia Gremminger; sisters-in-law, Alice Bauer and Rita Bauer.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at noon at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 415 Roosevelt St. West Bend, with the Rev. Mike Moran presiding. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial will be held at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. Monday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. Cornelius and the entire staff at Froedtert St. Joseph Hospital for all the care and compassion they gave to our Mom.