Augusta H. Wagner, 91, Jasper

Wagner, AugustaAugusta H. Wagner, 91, of Jasper, died Thursday (April 28) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper March 20, 1925, to Frank and Cecelia (Bockelman) Eckerle. She married Victor J. Wagner June 7, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died October 20, 2011.

Augusta was a 1943 graduate of Jasper High School. She was a homemaker and worked at the Dubois County Courthouse, Corbin’s, and, for 27 years, for Memorial Hospital in Jasper until her retirement in 1992. She was an election official for 50 years. After retirement she volunteered for Fifth Street and Holy Family schools and served as a caregiver to relatives and friends for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church where she served on the parish council and was a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. She was active in the Christ Renews His Parish Ministry and the Cursillo Movement. She was a member of the St. Joseph St. Anne’s Society and a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by six daughters, Sarah Zoglman and husband Ed, Susan Habig and husband Steve, and Elaine Schitter and husband Jerry, all of Jasper, Marlene Schwartz and husband Craig, Ellettsville, Vicki O’Brien and husband Kenneth, Italy, and Kristine Gross and husband Spencer, Hope; three sons, Howard Wagner and wife Sharon, Dubois, Dr. Luke Wagner and wife Mary, Newburgh, and Dr. John Wagner and wife Dr. Cathy Wagner, Indianapolis; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Dudine, Indianapolis.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Caroline O’Brien, Angie Beck, and Jobe Zoglman, two sisters; Pearl Lorey and Francie Dischinger, and five brothers; Leonard, Alphonse, Harold, Carl, and Eddie Eckerle.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit, or Dubois County Right to Life. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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