Private family services for Virginia H. (Edler) Wagner age 80 of Beemer, NE formerly of Hooper, NE will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Relatives and friends can watch the service on the Minnick Funeral Service, Inc Facebook page on Thursday morning.
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Virginia passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE.
Virginia Hertha Lorenzen Edler Wagner was born on February 3, 1940 in West Point, NE to Carl Jr. and Adella (Schademann) Lorenzen. She was baptized on March 3, 1940 and later confirmed on April 11, 1954 at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE. Virginia attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #28 and graduated from West Point High School in 1957.
She worked as a secretary for the Cuming Co. School Superintendent for 9 years and in 1966 moved to Fremont, NE. She worked for the Eldon Johnson Agency-Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., becoming an insurance underwriter in 1971. Virginia was active in the Fremont Jr. Women’s Club and was on a bowling team.
On April 28, 1972, she was united in marriage to Cleo Edler in West Point, NE. Together they owned and operated the John C. Antique Mall in Fremont for many years. Cleo passed away on January 13, 1999.
Virginia married Lyman Wagner on June 30, 2001 in Fremont, NE. She became a resident of the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in June of 2019.
Virginia was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE.
Husband-Lyman Wagner of Hooper, NE
Niece-Arlene (Art) Rolf
Great Nieces and Nephews and their families also survive Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Cleo, sister and brother-in-law-Anna Bell and Dallas Geu, and a niece Diane Steskal.