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Geraldine Martha Wagner

February 20, 1924 November 23, 2013
Geraldine Martha Wagner
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Obituary for Geraldine Martha Wagner

Adrian, MN

      Geraldine Martha (Elsing) Wagner, age 89, of Adrian, died on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on February 20, 1924 to George and Ella (Brass) Elsing. A lifetime member of the East Freisland Church in Rushmore, she was baptized there and was active in Dorcas, taught Sunday school, involved in Bible school and served countless meals.
      On October 26, 1944 she married Andrew Wagner in Larkin Township. They settled on the Wagner family farmstead near Adrian. She found joy each morning in her quiet time with the Lord. Her hospitality extended to many, always ready for unexpected guests with a meal, coffee or cookies. Geraldine ministered to many through her generosity, humbleness and kindness, in which she extended to anyone she met.
      Geraldine is survived by her husband of 69 years, Andrew, her children, Wendell (Mary) Wagner, Worthington, Bryan (Erin) Wagner, Coon Rapids, Pam (Rick) Bruns, Champlin and Marilyn (Byron) Weidenbach, Brandon, SD; grandchildren, Michael (Melanie) Wagner, Andrea (Dave) Bloch, Ryan (Mandy) Wagner, Brittany (Matt) Larson, Kristina (Matt) Schlichte, Stephanie and Dylan Bruns, Alex and Andrew Weidenbach and Chelsea Knuteson; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Frey and sisters-in-law, Minnie Elsing and Henrietta Elsing. She was preceded in death in by her daughter, Connie Faith; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wagner; grandson, Brent Wagner; five sisters and two brothers.
      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the East Friesland Church of Christ in Rushmore, MN, with Pastor Beryl Hicks officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery, Rushmore, MN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the East Friesland Church of Christ in Rushmore, MN.

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