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2011-06-09 / Obituaries

Wanda “Pancake” Wagner

March 5, 1925 - June 1, 2011

Mrs. Wagner passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Wanda Wynell Frost Wagner was born on March 5, 1925 in Haskill, Texas to Marcus & Lula (Capers) Frost. She was baptized into the Christian faith on May 1, 1936 and renewed her baptismal vows through the right of Confirmation on January 1, 1948. Wanda served briefly in the U.S. Army and received the rank of Private before receiving her Honorable Discharge on November 9, 1943. Wanda was united in marriage to Louis Edwin Wagner on April 18, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Houston. Wanda was a longtime Real Estate Broker in the Houston area and worked with several real estate agencies and earned many industry awards. She also enjoyed tutoring children and helping them to learn to read. While in Houston, she was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Lydia’s Guild and enjoyed attending bible study. After moving to Giddings, the Wagner’s joined Immanuel Lutheran Church. Wanda enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress and made much of her own clothing. She also enjoyed crocheting, quilting, traveling and working in her yard and flowerbeds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus & Lula Frost; her brother, Jack Frost and her sister, Eloise Price.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 64 years, Louis Wagner of Giddings; two sistersin law, Ramona Frost of Houston and Rose Gregson of McDade; her niece who she considered more like a daughter, Carol & Floyd Gilmore of Lexington; her special great niece, Ramona & Michael Castillo of Lexington; her special great nephew, Jack & Susan Gilmore of Lexington as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Funeral services for Wanda “ Pancake” Wagner, 86 of Giddings and formerly of Houston, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Dr. Lawrence White and Rev. Robert Tiner officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Fred Cooper, Floyd Gilmore, Jack Gilmore, Charles Bell, Michael Castillo and Anthony Castillo.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour, the Samaritans Purse or Faith Life Christian Center in Lexington.

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