Guckeen Genevieve "Gen" Wagner, age 82, of Guckeen, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Roxanne House at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont. Funeral Services were held March 1, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in?Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Gen was born April 2, 1929, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Cecil and Dena (Bonk) Howard. Gen attended Blue Earth High School were she graduated in 1947 with academic honors. She married Wayne Wagner on Oct. 3, 1948, at the First Baptist Church in?Blue Earth. After their marriage they moved to the Wagner Family Farm near Guckeen where they resided for over 60 years.
Gen was an integral part of the family auction business. She established the United Clerking Company which partnered with Wagner Company Auctioneers. Wayne passed away on Oct. 15, 2006.
Genevieve “Gen” Wagner
Gen was an active member in her church and community. She enjoyed leading Bible study for her circle group and lending a hand in many church and community functions. Gen was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed.
Genevieve is survived by her sons, John Wagner, of Guckeen, Bob (Chris) Wagner, of Zumbrota, Jim (Carla) Wagner, of Blue Earth, and Lee (Lisa) Wagner, of Minneapolis; her sisters, Jackie Grimes, of Portland, Ore., Kathy Nowak, of Elmore, and Deanna (Paul) Voth, of Windom; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; three brothers; and four sisters.
Memorial donations are preferred to the Memory Care Unit and Goldfinch Estates.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com