Elizabeth 'Betty' Wagner, 87
H. “Betty” Wagner, nee Heffernan, of the town of Addison, died on Wednesday,
June 3, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice at the age of 87. She was born on Dec. 3,
1927, in Milwaukee to the late Glen and Caroline (nee Lord) Heffernan On Sept.
27, 1947, she was united in marriage to Joseph W. Wagner in Milwaukee. Joe
predeceased June 8, 2004.
Betty was a dedicated and loving wife and mother, and later grandmother and
great-grandmother, and cherished the time she spent with family. She cooked many
family meals, from which no one left hungry.
Survivors include six children, Susan (Richard) Blount of the town of Wayne, Tom
(Jeanne) of Markesan, Rick (Judy) of West Bend, Bob (Joyce) of the town of
Hartford, Debbie (Harold) Hansen of the town of Addison and Carolyn of West
Bend; 11 grandchildren, Greg (Tracy) Butler, Brenda Butler, Doreen (Scott)
Olson, Karen Wagner, Holly (Tom) Schreiber, Robin Wagner, Katelyn Wagner, Lisa
Hoppenrath, Marsha (Dave) Vorpahl, Alan Morris and Elizabeth (Dan)
Fields; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Betty) Heffernan of
Washington state; three sisters, Grace Wanrow, Lois Powers and Carol (Dave) Zuck,
all of Washington state; her loyal companion, Rayne the boxer dog; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one
brother, Douglas Heffernan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at St.
Matthias Chapel in the town of West Bend (Nabob) with the Rev. Davies Edassery
presiding. Burial will follow in St. Matthias Cemetery. The family will greet
relatives and friends at the chapel on Monday from 1-2:45 p.m.
The family has requested memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Labre
Indian School in Ashland, Montana, or the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and
School in Thoreau, New Mexico.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook
and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.