Irene Elizabeth Wagner


Irene Elizabeth Wagner, nee Bruns, 89, of Belleville, Illinois, born Wednesday, June 21, 1922  in Germantown, IL, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Irene was a member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a Charter member of the Memorial Hospital Book Bizarre .  Her passions were bridge, she was a Life Master, gardening, golf, and music.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Herman and Wilhelmina nee Kreke Bruns
  • Brothers
    • Raymond Bruns
    • Walter Bruns
  • Sisters
    • Marcella Breiner
    • Viola Humes
    • Loretta Hartman
    • Agnes Miller.

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Wayne R. Wagner Sr. of Belleville, IL
  • Children
    • Wayne R. "Rusty" (Sandy) Wagner Jr. of Millstadt, IL
    • Nancy B. Wagner of Belleville, IL
    • Dwight D. (Cindy) Wagner of Swansea, IL
  • Sisters
    • Sister Barbara Bruns
    • Marie Langlitz
    • Clara Rodgers
  • Grand and Great-Grandchildren
    • Michael (Jean) Wagner of Belleville, IL
      • their children Madelyn and Michael John
    • David (Lisa) Wagner of Des Moines, IA
      • their children Aria and Zander
    • Amy (Ryan) Florek of Belleville, IL
      • their children Sophia and Jacob
    • Andrea (Michael) Nunez of Spring Hill, FL 
      • their son Dean
    • Allison Sikes of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Step Grandchildren
    • Amanda (Ryan) Zinke of Maryville, IL
      • their children Colleen and Chase
    • Elizabeth Kirschner
    • Katherine Kirschner
  • Dear nieces and nephews

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Masterworks Chorale, P.O. Box 8374, Belleville, IL  62222.

Funeral:  Private services will be held, burial at Lake View Memorial Gardens.

Condolences left for Irene Elizabeth Wagner:

    Dear Wagner family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of Rene. It is a family member loss for me also as you all are part of my life. May your faith, friends, family and memories sustain you! Much love, Norbert

    Norbert Krausz St. Louis MO 63104

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Always remember the treasured memories.

    Jerry and Carole Middendorf Venedy IL 62214

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time of sorrow.

    Gary & Judy Trentman
    Eric & Shannon Trentman
    Ron & Chris Middendorf

    Gary Trentman Belleville IL 62220

    Ethel and I morn the loss of your family Matriarch, Rene. Such a well respected Lady, no one could hope to leave a better lagacy. Dan and Ethel

    Dan and Ethel Wilder Paulding Ohio 45879

    Dear Uncle Wayne and Cousins; Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Aunt Rene as well as all of you will always hold a special place in our hearts. She was an inspiration to us growing up and a special sister to our Mother. God's Blessings to you all. Love, Norbert, Gerri, Linda,Phyllis and our families.

    Hartmann Family St. Louis MO 63010

    My sympathies are with your family. Aunt Rene has a warm place in my memories through her visits to Canada and Texas and especially her attendance at my wedding. She was warm and vibrant and will be remembered with a smile.

    Nancy Davis Irving TX 75063

    Rene was such a fun person and will be greatly missing.

    I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers and may the Lord be with you.

    Jean Nebel Joseph Belleville IL 62223