Elizabeth Karen Wagner, 1940-2017

Elizabeth Karen Wagner, 76, of South Haven, Michigan, formerly of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, at her home. 

Elizabeth was born September 16, 1940, in Frankfort, Indiana, to Floyd G. and Beulah E. (Mendenhall) Bougher. 

She retired from American Home Foods in LaPorte. Elizabeth had been a member of First Baptist Church of LaPorte and the Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s. She was currently a member of Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church in Covert, Michigan.   

On December 20, 1969, Elizabeth married Nate Edwin Wagner, who preceded her in death on April 15, 2000. 

Elizabeth leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Kimberley (Rudy) Ruiz of South Haven, Michigan; three grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, and Nichole Wagner; three great-grandchildren, Evan Wagner, Dorwin Arnold and Rayen Burrows; and a brother, Wilbur Bougher of LaPorte. 

Her parents; sisters, Vera Arion, Mabel Schultz, Delores Colwell and Sharon Sirovy; and brothers, Wayne and Keith Bougher, all preceded her in death. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT Friday, September 1, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. CDT at the funeral home with Pastor Henry Allen of Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, Covert, Michigan, officiating.  Burial will be in Patton Cemetery, LaPorte.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

One Response to “Elizabeth Karen Wagner, 1940-2017”

  1. billie womack

    Aug 29. 2017

    Sorry for your loss Wilbur prayers to your family

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