Idamae Wagner

Idamae C. Wagner, 89, of Wilton, died May 12, 2014, in a Bismarck hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at Sunne Lutheran Church, rural Wilton, with Pastor Paul Schauer officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wilton.

Visitation will be held today, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Goetz Funeral Home in Washburn, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Idamae was born March 31, 1925, on a farm southeast of Wilton, to Rudolph and Mae (Jensen) Sorenson. She attended country school and later graduated from Wilton High School in 1942. She taught at several country schools for four years and then went to work for Ingersoll Steel in Kalamazoo, Mich., during World War II.

Idamae married Ernest F. Wagner on Nov. 8, 1947, in Wilton. Following their marriage, they made their home on a farm 12 miles north of Wilton. They retired from farming in 1980 and continued to live on their farm north of Wilton. Ernest passed away in May 2003.

Idamae continued to live on the farm until moving into Wilton in 2012. She enjoyed reading, gardening, baking, crocheting, quilting, and visiting with family and friends. Idamae was a member of Sunne Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years. She was also a member of the Sunne Stitchers Quilting Club and the Wilton Senior Center.

She is survived by: one son, Alan E. Wagner, of Wilton; two daughters, Linda (Bruce) Christianson, of Minot, and LeAnn (Gerry) Lannoye, of Custer, S.D.; five grandchildren, Carmen (Mark) Christianson-Bell, Briehan (Jason) Leslie, Jessica (Chad) Oswald, Ann (Nate) Winning and David Lannoye; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Leslie, Sophia Bell and Mason Oswald; and many nieces and nephews.

Idamae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; daughter-in-law, Diane Wagner; and two brothers, Rudolph Jr. and Ernest Sorenson.

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