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Dolores Wagner


Dolores Wagner, 92, of Napoleon passed away at 10am, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at her home. She was born near Carthage, Ohio on November 4, 1929 the daughter of Carl and Alma Scherschligt Gehl. She was married to Richard Wagner on August 12, 1950 and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2011.


Survivors include seven sons Steve (Ann), Mike (Cathy), Mark, and Joe (Janet) Wagner all of Napoleon, John (Linda) Wagner of Osgood, Alan (Cynthia) Wagner of Catawba, North Carolina, and Brian (Stacey) Wagner of Greensburg; one daughter Theresa (Paul) Rork of Osgood; 26 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Paul (Arlene) Gehl of Osgood; two sisters Marilyn (Carl) Buening of Greensburg and Dorothy Stier of Batesville. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Carl Gehl and Phillip Gehl.


Mrs. Wagner was a 1948 graduate of Napoleon High School. She had worked as a cook and teacher’s aid at Jac-Cen-Del, but her main occupation was being mom and helping Richard on the farm. Dolores was an accomplished seamstress and baker. For over 50 years she had made hundreds of wedding cakes as well as wedding dresses for young women in the community. She also found time for gardening, quilting, making Christmas candy, crocheting, and as a personal ministry she took food to many shut-ins in the community. Dolores was a member of the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon where she participated in various aspects of the church. She also was a member of the Jolly Circle Home Economics Club and volunteered her time annually to the Napoleon Firemen’s Picnic.


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am Friday, November 12th at the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon with Father Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 3:30pm. Memorials may be given to the St. Maurice Building Fund or Our Hospice in care of the funeral home.