August 09, 1932 - May 04, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Ila M. Waseka, 83, of Sauk Rapids who passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at County Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in Sauk Rapids on Tuesday. Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids on Monday evening.

Ila was born on August 9, 1932 in Gilmanton, WI to Gustav Albert and Ella Lucille (Brotzman) Wenger. She was united in marriage to Robert J. Waseka on April 27, 1953. Ila worked alongside her husband in their family owned businesses and was the bookkeeper. She thoroughly enjoyed working. Ila’s family was her everything and she loved them dearly. Some of her fondest memories were spending time together, being on the houseboat, camping and working together. She also enjoyed early mornings and the Spring season.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Cheryl) of Sartell, John (Marla) of Sauk Rapids, Mary (Mike) Moran of Big Lake and Robin (John) May of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Jill, Molly, Erik, Alec, Garrett, Madison and Shaelyn; and great grandchildren Gavin and Ian. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob in 1993; and grandson Evan in 1994.

Memorials are preferred to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or the Poor Clare’s Monastery.