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Judith M. Wagner

Judith Marguerete, nee Blum, Wagner, 78, of New Athens, IL; born on August 16, 1940 in Chicago, IL; passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Wagner was a retired registered nurse having worked at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. She was a member  of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Judy spent many years traveling around the country participating in dog shows.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Sylvester and Marguerete, nee Burke, Blum. Her daughter – Kim Ruffner. One step-son – John Wagner. Three brothers – Kenny Blum; Fred Blum; Bob Blum. One grandson – Corey Baker.

She is survived by her husband – Ronald Wagner whom she married on March 23, 1985 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Her son – Tom (Caroline) Kosmel of Sycamore, IL. Her step-daughter – Rhonda (Dennis) Kaiser of Belleville, IL. Her grandchildren – Kyle Kosmel; Kasey Kosmel; Matthew (Jenny) Kaiser; Seth (Nick Papageorge) Kaiser. Her great-grandchildren – Xavier Baker; Natalie Kaiser; Nathan Kaiser. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to C.E.S.N.A.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Saturday, February, 23, 2019 at 10:00am with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Joyce Arnold says:

    Ronnie and family my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Joyce Arnold (Russell)

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