In loving memory of

Martha K Wagner
June 9, 1928 - June 5, 2014

Martha K. Wagner, 85, of Fort Dodge passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Martha is survived by her husband, Gerald; children, Barbara Wagner of Lakewood, CO; Tim (Kelly) Wagner of Fort Dodge; Michael (Beth) Wagner of Nevada; Anne (Dave) Dudycha of College Station, TX; Mary Wagner of Houston, TX; Joan (Robert) Wallace of Wilton, CT; Patrick (Lori) Wagner of Phoenix, AZ; fifteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johan and Elizabeth (Goebel) Steib; sisters, Gertrude Steib; Elizabeth Johnson; and Anne Riley; brothers, John; Jacob; Peter; Conrad; and Rev. Father Joseph Steib.
Martha Kathryn Steib was born June 9, 1928 in Britt. Shortly thereafter, she and her family moved to Fort Dodge. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated in 1946. Martha worked for Welch Shoe Store and Fort Dodge Laboratory until she was united in marriage to Jerry Wagner on September 13, 1952. The couple established their home in Fort Dodge and was blessed with seven children. In 1984, Martha retired from the Centel Telephone Co. She loved to polka dance and did so for 63 years. Martha was a member of the Legion of Mary.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Louise Steib wrote on Jun 15, 2014:

"I have good memories of all the family reunions in Iowa, as a child. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Louise Steib (Jacob Steib's daughter in AZ)"

Carol (Anderson) Rinehart wrote on Jun 8, 2014:

"Martha you will be missed by many, and remembered by all of us. You were a one of a kind lady. Will never for get the laughter, and music at the Severson's house when everyone got together Just to get together and have some family fun. Rest in peace. "

Mary Riley wrote on Jun 7, 2014:

"Ditto what John wrote. It was always great fun to see Martha, Gerald, and the Wagner cousins on our visits to Fort Dodge. Those times as a kid, as well as the 50th anniversary celebration, will remain great memories."

John Riley wrote on Jun 6, 2014:

"Obviously, my condolences to Martha's awesome husband, Jerry, and to all of my cousins. I will never forget our visits to Ft Dodge as kids. We went to see,and stay with, Grandma Steib & Gert, but we couldn't wait to see the Wagner cousins! I will never forget your mom's generosity to us or her laugh; she already had a houseful of kids, and we were 2 more, but she always made room for us, and helped to make great memories. "