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Pat Wagner
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha, KS

Patricia Ann “Pat’ Wagner, 84, of Hiawatha, with family by her side, died Sunday evening, April 19, 2020, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital where she had been for patient several days.  She previously had been a resident of the Pines, and recently Maple Heights Nursing Home in Hiawatha.

Pat was born in Sabetha, July 7, 1935, one of three children born to the late Ira “Mart” and Mary Catherine Lock Parks was a lifelong resident of Hiawatha.  Pat attended Hiawatha schools, later graduating high school with the class of 1953 where she was a majorette for the marching band.  She later graduated from Highland Junior College with an associate’s degree in business. She worked as a secretary for Brown County Services for the Elderly for a total of 21 years, first for Don Neff for 7 years, Bob Cash for 14 years, and later for Steve Ward, before retiring.  Pat in conjunction with her ‘day’ job, she was also sales woman for “Stanley Home Products, Inc.” for over 50 years.

After her future husband Gerald K. Wagner, returned from the Korean Conflict, they married October 12, 1959 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hiawatha which they were longtime members.  She also was a member of the Altar Society of the Church; and the ladies auxiliary to VFW Post #5210, also of Hiawatha.  They made Hiawatha their home all of their married life where they raised their five children: Danielle, Bobette, Cress, Dirk, and Nicole.  Saying Pat enjoyed playing bridge was an understatement!  She and Gerald enjoyed playing cards with several different couples through the years.  Their family enjoyed family outings, and boating at the Horton Lake.  The Wagner family was always known to be a fierce competitor when it came time for the Hiawatha Halloween Parade and enjoyed participating for many years when the kids were still at home.  Gerald died March 28, 2006.

Pat was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Charles and Robert “Bob” Parks, and her half-sister Alma Ruth “Skippy” Muth.

Survivors include her children: Dani Wagner (Irene); Bobi Dozier (Pete) and their children Katie Jo Underwood (Eric), Alexandria Wilson (Jon), Tiffany Lammon, and Gavin Dozier; Cress Wagner (Paula) and their daughter MaKayla; Dirk Wagner (Anna) and their children Austin, Blythe, Gabriel; Nicki Limron (Gregg) and their daughters Kalli and Julia; and two great-grandchildren: Izayah and Julian (Alexandria and Jon).

A private family graveside services will be held Thursday, April 23, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, with Father Daniel Gardner officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Ann Church or Cemetery Flag Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Once the virus restrictions are lifted, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann’s Church.  Due to the critical situation our country is in please remember the family during this difficult time. Consider sending a card, or a note on our web site


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