Angie Wagner

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:44 pm

Angie Wagner, 94, of Spillville, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Lector was Kari Lind. Offertory gift bearers were Kari Lind, AJ D’Ottavio, Cameron Lind and Aaron Meyer. Organist was Doris Thompson. The St. Wenceslaus Choir sang “Here I am Lord,” “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagles Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Eucharistic minister was Phyllis Riehle. Casket bearers were Alton Horn, Ray Kalec, Duane Novak, Ron Shatek, Dana Lechtenberg and Gary Pecinovsky. Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Spillville. Balik Funeral Home, Spillville handled the arrangements.

Angeline Henrietta (Haskovec) Wagner was born Feb. 8, 1921, to Charles and Emma (Koshatka) Haskovec in Howard County. She attended a country grade school near Lourdes. Angie married Frank L. Wagner June 3, 1940, at our Lady of Lourdes Church. They lived on a farm near Ridgeway before moving to Cresco. In 1950 they moved to Spillville, where they owned and operated the Riverside Inn. They also ran a lunch stand on the corner near the Bily Clocks for several summers. She was a cook at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic School for many years, worked at the Inwood , and later ran the lunch counter at the Decorah Sales Commission. She also owned a lunch truck that she took to auctions. For years she baked kolaches, rolicky and cookies and made noodles to sell at local craft shows. Angie also organized bus trips to casinos. She enjoyed fishing and bowling, playing cards and bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Angie is survived by two daughters, Delores Koch of Urbandale and Lois (Arnie) Meyer of Spillville; four grandchildren: Kimberly (Robert) Fell, Oceanside, Calif., Kari Lind, West Des Moines, Angela (Dave) Moore, Boise Idaho and Aaron (friend Karly Karnik) Meyer, Phoenix Ariz.; four great-grandchildren: AJ D’Ottavio, Cameron Lind, Cordar Moore and Alexis Moore. She also is survived by one sister, Irene Shimak of Elma, and several nieces and nephews.

Angie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank in 2005; son-in-law Bob Koch; brothers and sisters-in-law Wesley and Doris Haskovec and Chuck and Marian Haskovec; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Helen and Bill Krall, Marie and Jim Novak, Mildred and Clarence Shatek; and brother-in-law Clarence Shimak. Also preceding her in death were Frank’s siblings: Louis and Clara Kalec, Emma and Dick Horn, Bill and Ursula Wagner, Mae Wagner and Adolph Wagner.

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