Berta Louise Wagner, 86, passed away at Ridgewood Care Center on Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2008. She was born in Bruch, Germany, on March 2, 1922, to the late Joseph and Magdalina Gebhardt. She lived in Racine since December 1956. She was united in marriage to Josef Wagner, in Bruch, Germany, on July 4, 1942; he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1995.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kurt and Dolly Wagner of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Ernst Wagner of Tigard, Oregon, Erich and Sandy Wagner of Racine; two daughters and one son-in-law and fiancé, Christa Wagner and Graham Leupp of Cameron Park, CA, Erika and Steve Hetland of Racine; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 9000 Washington Ave., on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 11 am. Entombment will follow the Garden Court Crypts.
A special thanks to the entire staff at Ridgewood Care Center and Alena for their compassionate care for Berta.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361