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Augusta H. Wagner, age 91 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday (April 28, 2016) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Wagner, AugustaAugusta was born on March 20, 1925 in Jasper, Indiana to Frank and Cecelia (Bockelman) Eckerle.  She married Victor J. Wagner on June 7, 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.  He preceded her in death on October 20, 2011.  

Augusta was a 1943 graduate of Jasper High School.  She was a homemaker, and worked for the Dubois County Courthouse, Corbin’s, and then worked for 27 years for Memorial Hospital in Jasper until her retirement in 1992.  She was also 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’s Catholic Church in Jasper, 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. Ann’s Society, and a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella.


Six Daughters;

Sarah Zoglman and husband Ed, Jasper, IN

Susan Habig and husband Steve, Jasper, IN

Marlene Schwartz and husband Craig, Ellettsville, IN

Elaine Schitter and husband Jerry, Jasper, IN

Vicki  O’Brien and husband Kenneth, Italy

Kristine Gross and husband Spencer, Hope, IN

Three Sons;

Howard Wagner and wife Sharon, Dubois, IN

Dr. Luke Wagner and wife Mary, Newburgh, IN

Dr. John Wagner and wife Dr. Cathy Wagner, Indianapolis, IN

30 Grandchildren

27 Great Grandchildren

One Sister;

Dorothy Dudine, Indianapolis, IN

Preceding her in death beside her husband were three grandchildren; Caroline O’ Brien, Angie Beck, and Jobe Zoglman, two sisters; Pearl Lorey, Francie Dischinger, and five brothers; Leonard, Alphonse, Harold, Carl, and Eddie Eckerle.

Funeral services for Augusta Wagner will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday (May 2, 2016), at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday (May 2, 2016) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit, or Dubois County Right to Life.

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