1981 Manning Centennial book
The rosary was prayed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, where visitation will follow until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church and was livestreamed on Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home Facebook page. Cremation will follow and inurnment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Manilla, Iowa, at a later date.
Delores was born June 10, 1928, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Matthew and Catherine (Dalhoff) Wagner. She attended schools in Manning, Iowa, graduating in 1946, and Business College in Des Moines. She served as the bookkeeper and secretary at Aquinas High School in David City, Nebraska, for 25 years. Delores met the love of her life, Richard Longenecker, on a Greyhound bus to Des Moines. On September 24, 1947, they were united in marriage enjoying 60 years together.
Delores was a member of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. She enjoyed word searches and bird watching. Every family birthday and anniversary included a card and a handwritten letter from Delores which are cherished. She loved her family deeply and was deeply loved in return. She will be greatly missed.
Grateful to have shared her life are her children, Carol "CJ" Deuninck, Deb Dumas, Rick Longenecker (Jeanne), Kellen Longenecker (fiancÚ Angie Janke), Kent Longenecker (Michelle), Ann Kirmse (Kevin) and Brent (Tina) Longenecker; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Eugene "Bud" (Marj) Wagner, John "Jack" (Darlene) Wagner, Vern (Judy) Wagner, Kathy Popp, and Don (June) Wagner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; infant son, Martin Scott; great-grandson, Gabriel Hippen; sister, Alice Stangl; son-in-law, Gary Dumas; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Longenecker; brothers-in-law, Don Stangl and Larry Popp; and sister-in-law, Diane Wagner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aquinas Catholic High School, David City NE, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, or Interim Home Health Care. Sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614.
Condolences may be sent online to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.
Matt Wagner MFD 1954
Catherine (Dalhoff) Wagner
Alice (Wagner) and Donald Stangl
John Wagner MHS 1954
Allan Eich (middle) with 2 Wagner boys
Hopefully someone will ID the Wagner boys
Catherine Wagner with 3 of her grandkids
Back: Marty, Matt, Tammy
Front: Larry, Tiffany, Kathy (Wagner) December 2006
Zita Smith, Iris Kuhl, Kathy Wagner
James Wingrove, Don Lerssen, John "Jack" Wagner
Back: Barry Kusel, Tom Schroeder, Don Kingsbury, LeRoy Jones, Tom Bromert, Bill Graner
Front: #11 Don Wagner, Patrick Callender, Gene Beckman, Kenard Carstens, Eugene Wycoff
Gary Gruhn not present - 1962-63 varsity team
9th Grade picture of Class of 1946
May 6, 1943 Manning Monitor
Ninth Grade Class Night Planned
The Ninth grade class night will be held under the supervision of Miss Ida Beck, class sponsor, in the Junior High Assembly, May 21 at 8 o'clock.
Class colors are blue and white; class motto, "There is No Defeat, Save in No Longer Trying."
Donna Mae Rowedder is the valedictorian of the class and Mildred Lechtenberg the salutatorian.
The ten highest in the class scholastically are chairmen of the committee on arrangements as follows: Music, Zona Gail Duff, chairman; Ruby Lohmeier, Norma Dau, Donna Belle Joens, John Keane, Pat Miller, Lucille Genzen.
Program: Mary Jacobs, chairman; Leota Carter, Duane Olbertz, Donna Jean Cramer, Jean Blum, Billy Addison, Sara Diamond, Delores Wagner.
Decorating: Donna Schacht, chairman; Shirley Coleman, Ruby Book, Marvin Bogatzke, Joanne Grundmeier, Vergene Ruhde, Margaret Hammer, Edward Meggers.
Stage: Loretta Lerssen, chairman; Kenneth Pfannkuch, Norman Arp, Alvin Kuhse, Franklin Mohr, Betty Olbertz ,Marie Sextro, Norma Jean Schrum.
Class Will: Mary Jane Dales, chairman; Donna Fae Mohr, Bob Hinners.
Class Prophecy: Marion Hoffman chairman; Ruth Musfeldt, Alvin Jansen.
History: Betty Mincey, chairman; Madlyn Cramer
1946 MHS graduates: Norman Arp, Marvin Bogatzke, Jean Blum, Ruth Brady, Leota Carter, Shirley Coleman, Madlyn Cramer, Mary Jane Dales, Norma Dau, Zona Gail Duff, Lucille Genzen, Margaret Hammer, Marian Hoffman, Mary Jacobsen, Donna Belle Joens, John Keane, Alvin Kuhse, Mildred Lechtenberg, Loretta Lerssen, Ruby Lohmeier, Edward Meggers, Betty Mincey (salutatorian), Donna Fae Mohr, Franklin Mohr, Delores Rix, Donna Rowedder (valedictorian), Donna Schacht, Norma Jean Schrum, Marie Sextro, Delores Wagner
1946 former students: Billy Addison, Jimmy Barnes, James Bingaman, Ruby Book, Eula Mae Bradshaw, Donna Jean Cramer, Sarah Diamond, Evelee Furgason, Merlin Gosch, Joanne Grundmeier, Delores Hargens, Robert Hinners, Alvin Jansen, Carl Lake, Alvin Lohmeier, Bobby Matchett, Lyle Mersman, Patrick Miller, Ruth Musfeldt, Leo Nielsen, Betty Lou Olbertz, Duane Olbertz, Donald Petersen, LaVonne Pittman, Mary Qually, Phyllis Soppe, Laura Mae Schieffer, Leslie Stahl, Mary Lou Weinhart, Marie Wells, Ray Wiley