July 3, 1929 - April 21, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Loretta J. Wagener, 85, who died Tuesday. Rev. Greg Lieser will officiate and burial will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault, MN. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Parish prayers will be prayed 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the funeral home.

Loretta was born July 3, 1929 to Frank and Rose (Trcka) Uhlir in Wheatland Township, Rice County. She attended Faribault High School and was employed at Andrews Nursery office. She was united in marriage to Harvey Wagener on September 9, 1953 at the St. Lawrence Church in Faribault. They moved to Burnsville and she was employed at St. Paul Insurance Company and Patterson Dental Company in Bloomington, MN. They purchased the Brookside Motel in Wadena, MN. They operated the motel for 16 years. At that time they moved to St. Cloud. Loretta enjoyed oil paintings, dancing, watching Twins baseball games. She was a member of St. Cloud Eagles Auxiliary 622 and the Red Hatters.

Loretta is survived by her sons, David of Apple Valley, Don (Cynthia) of Rockville, and Mark of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Wendy Lien of Maple Grove, Tina Wagner-Berg of Denver, CO, Randy of San Diego, CA; 3 great – grandchildren, Connor Gross, Courtney Gross and Bjorn Berg; brother, Francis Uhlir; sisters, Stella Carpenter of Faribault, Delores Broin of Green Isle and special friend, Peter Jonas of Avon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey July 27, 1999; son, Darrell, December 22, 1982; infant sister, Marion and sister, Gladys Roell.