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Mass of Christian Burial for Hans Wagner, age 93, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Gregory Carl will be Celebrant, with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at Bloomfield City Cemetery in Bloomfield, Nebraska.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders..
Hans died Monday, November 18, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
Hans H. Wagner was born December 1, 1925, at Winnetoon, Nebraska to Richard L. Wagner and Mattie (Ehrenberg) Wagner. He received his education at School District #53 and St. Ludger Catholic School in Creighton, Nebraska. Hans entered the United States Army in November 1950 and was discharged in November 1952. In June of 1953, he married Waunieta Nichols of Wayne at St. Mary’s Church in Wayne. To this union two sons, Charles and Ralph, were born. They lived on a farm north of Bloomfield, Nebraska. In November of 1956, Waunieta passed away. On November 29, 1966, Hans married Ruth Opkis at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Hans and Ruth retired from farming and moved to Norfolk in 1991.
Hans was a member of American Legion Post 249 and Knights of Columbus Council #1238. He volunteered for many years at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
Hans is survived by his son, Charles (Cindy) Wagner of Juniata, Nebraska; step-daughter, Judy Kay (Jim) Abbenhaus of Creighton, Nebraska; step-son, Lonnie Opkis of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandchildren, Nicole (Tyler) Pratt, Joe (Andrea) Abbenhaus, Jeff (Debbie) Abbenhaus, and Traci (Terry) Gall; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert Wagner and Everett Wagner of Winnetoon, Nebraska; and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Waunieta and Ruth; infant son, Ralph; and brother, Robert Wagner. RIP Soldier.