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Brigitte "Oma" Wagener

Brigitte B. Wagener, affectionately known as Oma, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Augsburg, Germany to Johann Baptist and Anna Marie Sofie (Strauss) Reger. She married her beloved husband, Samuel Lee Wagener, and he preceded her in death.

Oma was a wonderful mother raising four children and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Swanton. She loved spending time at their cabin up north, and most of all, Oma cherished spending time with her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Steve Wagener, Diana (Jim) Pruss, Christina (Mike) Bruce and Bryan Wagener; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters living overseas in Europe; as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service celebrating Oma's life will be held Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 Dodge Street in Swanton with Pastor Scott Carmen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 Dodge Street in Swanton

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Was sad, to hear aboutf Gitta's passing we had just seen each other at Kroger's about two weeks before , she was a sweet and loving person, will miss her beautiful smile and our short talks together, My sympathy to all the family, God Bless

Jacque Bettinger May 24 2016 12:00 AM

Larry & I learned from the Enterprise about Gitta'S passing, and we were shocked. Pleased know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. She will be missed by so many. Remember the good times. Please email me zoo we can talk. Hugs, Jan

Jan & Larry Schmidt May 11 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to read this. I didn't know. My sincere sympathy to Brigitte's family, especially Steve and Diana, whom I had the pleasure to know. God bless you all!

Jean Rahm May 11 2016 12:00 AM

Guys, I am so sorry to hear about this. She was such a wonderful woman, I will always remember Gitta smiling and cheerful, surrounded by grand kids on good ol' Trout Lake, we were all lucky to have known her.

Jay Zvanovec May 9 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear about Gitta, what a sweet lady! Sorry that I missed the memorial service also! She will be missed by all that knew her! My deepest sympathy to all of her children! Gayle Sass

Gayle Sass May 7 2016 12:00 AM