In loving memory of

Betty Wagner
May 30, 1929 - September 26, 2022

Betty L. Wagner, 93, of Fort Dodge passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Friendship Haven.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Betty Louise Hardman was born May 30, 1929 in Memphis, MO. She was raised and educated in Ashton, MO. On January 12, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Derrig and the couple made their home in Fort Dodge. To this marriage they had three children, Sandy, Sharon, and Mark. They later divorced. Betty moved to Illinois in 1969. Betty was united in marriage to Charles Wagner on January 22, 1972. For a number of years the couple lived in St. Charles, MO and Decatur, IL. In 1990, they retired and moved to El Paso, TX and then to Omaha in 1996. She was a sales representative for Avon for over 30 years. In 2007, Betty moved back to Fort Dodge.

Betty is survived by her daughters Sandy Struecker (Dale) of Fort Dodge, Sharon Einerwold (Ron) of West Liberity, step-children Doris Connelly of Illinois, Jane Wagner-Seaver of Massachusetts, Cathy Fornaires of Illinois, four grandchildren Kristi Trask, Stacy Rock, Kari Smith, Nicole McPeak, numerous great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, numerous step- great-grandchildren,

She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Mary (Allen) Hardman; step father Clyde Beeson, husband Charles Wagner in 2005, son Mark Derrig, step-sons Larry and Jim Wagner, grandson Dennis Ramus II and nine siblings.

Memorials may be left to family discretion.


Lesa Caruso wrote on Oct 10, 2022:

"Lesa Jurgens Caruso I am so sorry to hear of Betty?s passing. Betty was my mother Jayne Jurgens best friend. I will never forget Betty?s laugh when she and mom were together. No doubt those two are catching up and laughing like crazy. My sympathies to Sandy and Sharon and family. "

Ed Johnson wrote on Sep 30, 2022:

"Betty was a long time family friend of the Johnson household. She was on several bowling teams with my mom. Later on as my mom was passing she became very helpful for my father and brother in Omaha who are struggling while Roberta ?Bert? was on a respirator until she passed. She and Charlie were a real rock for my father and brother. It was wonderful to reconnect with her. After my father passed and she moved back to Fort Dodge I would come visit her at Friendship Haven. Always cheerful always smiling - always wishing she had banana bread for my brother. I?m now back in Fort Dodge for my brother and tried to contact her and learned that she passed on Monday, The same day that my brother passed away. I feel in my heart that they went hand-in-hand together. He loved her so much and kept in contact with her over the years. My condolences to her family."

Maria Cleary wrote on Sep 29, 2022:

"Sending our heartfelt condolences . Aunt Betty was my Mom Sharon?s Aunt her Mother was Betty?s sister Opal Alice Williams . I met Aunt Betty years ago when her and her husband Charlie visited California . The Hardman family are all together . Rest Peacefully ?? Maria Marquez Cleary Napa, CA "

Sharon (Derrig) Einerwold wrote on Sep 29, 2022:

"A special and loving mom, there for me throughout it all! Her soul lives on and her spirit still lives in us all. I?ll forever miss and love you. Sharon (Derrig) and Ron Einerwold"

Betty (Knapp) Kimes wrote on Sep 29, 2022:

"My love and sympathy go out to all who loved her. My Aunt, my name sake and my favorite of all. She blessed us all and shared so much. She will be forever missed and loved. Her spirit flies high and will keep all who loved her in check. "