I just found out about the passing of Delores Wagner - below is some information about her family history...

1981 Manning Centennial book


Mathew & Catherine Wagner
Mathew and Catherine (Dalhoff) Wagner and their family moved to Manning from Hartington, Nebraska, in 1929. Both were originally from Carroll County, Matt was born in Halbur and Catherine was raised in Carroll.
Matt worked as a plumber for H.C. Reinholdt for a number of years. Then in 1935, he started his own plumbing business, which he continued until his death in 1960. For several years, he was the only plumber in the town of Manning. He installed the heating and plumbing system in the high school gym - now the Rec Center - and also worked on the Legion Hall when it was being built.
Matt was an active member of the fire department for 25 years. He helped build the Fireman's Ball Field, where he enjoyed playing ball for many years.
In May, 1937, the Wagners bought a house at 227 Second Street, where Mrs. Wagner still resides.
Matt belonged to the Knights of Columbus and Catherine is active in the Catholic Daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wagner are parents of seven children: Delores (Mrs. Richard Longenecker) of David City, Nebraska; Alice (Mrs. Donald Stangl) of Manning; Eugene "Bud" Wagner, Carroll; Jack Wagner, Benson, Minnesota; Vernon Wagner, Audubon; Kathleen (Mrs. Larry Popp), Manning; and Donald Wagner, Audubon. There are 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Delores Longenecker
Delores Josephine Longenecker, 93, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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.

Delores & Alice Wagner

Matt Wagner MFD 1954

Matthias Wagner

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

Back: Marian Hoffman, Betty Mincy, Jean Blum, Eddie Meggers, Sara Diamond, Ruby Book, Alvan Kuhse, Joanne Grundmeier, Leota Carter, Marie Sextro, Bill Addison, Ruby Lohmeier, Margaret Hammer, Norma Schrum, Betty Olbertz
Middle: Shirley Coleman, Lucille Genzen, Zona Duff, Norma Dau, Delores Wagner, Franklin Mohr, Virgene Ruhde, Alvan Jansen, Donna Schacht, Kenneth Pfannkuch, Donna Fae Mohr, Ruth Musfeldt, Madlyn Cramer, Loretta Lerssen, Mildred Lechtenberg
Front: Norman Arp, Mary Jane Dales, Duane Olbertz, Donna Rowedder, Robert Hinners, Ruth Brady Hiatt, Mrs. Ida Beck (teacher), Patrick Miller, John Keane, Donna Jean Cramer, Marvin Bogatzke, Donna Belle Joens, Mary Lorraine Jacobsen

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

Delores Wagner, Madlyn Cramer, Mary Jacobsen, Donna Belle Joens (Queen), Jean Blum, Zona Duff

School notes

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

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