Funeral services for Viola Wagner age 93 of West Point, NE will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Point, NE. Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. The family suggests that memorials in Viola's name be directed to the American Veterans Park- West Point or St. Paul Lutheran Church-West Point, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Viola passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Wisner Care Center.
Viola Wagner was born on March 15, 1924 at Beemer, NE to August and Anna (Stark) Liibbe. In 1929, after her mother’s death, August and his four children moved to West Point and lived with Anna’s sisters, Caroline and Louise Stark. They served as foster mothers to the four children. Viola attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from West Point High School in 1941.
Viola worked as a bookkeeper at Hill Hatchery, Ed Bauman Department Store, West Point Lumberyard and the True Value Store when it was added to the lumberyard. She was the head buyer at True Value and retired in 1986.
On January 12, 1951, she was united in marriage to Ed “Cagle” Wagner in Fremont, NE.
Viola was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, and served as the receiving Treasurer and on church council. She had served as president of the West Point Women’s Bowling Association, and served on the School Board of West Point Public Schools. She was president of the West Point Board of Education during the construction of West Point Jr.-Sr. High School. Viola enjoyed watching sports, especially ones that involved her children and grandchildren. This came from regularly attending baseball games with her father from the age of eight years old. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles as part of her daily routine.
Son- Hal and wife Carol Wagner of West Point, NE and family
Mitch Wagner of Choctaw, OK and children-
Parker, Brix, Knox, and Pax
Luke Wagner and wife Sara Strehlow of Madison, WI
Cole and wife Christina Wagner of Wichita Falls, TX
Gina Wagner of Kansas City, KS
Son-Ray and wife Cindy Wagner of Columbus, NE and family
Jay and wife Jess Wagner of Hickman, NE and children
Madison and Alex
Leah and husband Justin Klein of Omaha, NE
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Ed “Cagle” in 1993, aunts-Caroline and Louise Stark, 3 stillborn siblings, sisters- Ruth and Leo Raabe, Irene and Vernon Rozendal, and her brother-Leland and Mary Ann Liibbe.