Margaret Anne Wagner, 89

By The Chatfield News staff

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

Margaret Anne Wagner, 89, of Caledonia, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Caledonia Care and Rehab, Caledonia, Minn.

She was born March 11, 1926, in Waukon, Iowa, to Albert "Bert" and Rose (Curtin) Marsden.

Margaret graduated from Waukon High School in 1945. She was a teacher in a rural Union Prairie Township school. Later, she went to cosmetology school and worked as a beautician in Waukon. On February 15, 1949, she married Melvin Wagner at St. John the Baptist Church on West Ridge. Margaret and Melvin then engaged in farming for many years until their retirement. Melvin preceded her in death on March 27, 2001.

Margaret enjoyed farm life, gardening and the outdoors. She believed in hard work and the power of prayer and led by example. Most of all, she loved her family and was greatly loved in return.

She is survived by her nine children, Dale (Nancy), Chatfield, Minnesota; Sue Wagner, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Marlene (Steven) Barth, Cambridge, Wisconsin;

Richard (Renee), Caledonia; Jane (Stephen) Burger, Spring, Texas; John (Mary), Apple Valley, Minnesota; Tom (Joanne) Caledonia; Sandra, (Don) Petersen, Hokah, Minnesota; and Curt (Maureen), Caledonia; 21 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and her twin sister, Mary Lou Walsh of Waukon.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Marsden.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Oc. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia.

McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at

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