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Sally A. Wagner, 80 of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab of Weston.

She was born on September 30, 1937 in Wausau, daughter of the late Rudolph and Edna (Kaatz) Priebe. On October 24, 1959 she married Edward “Bill” Wagner at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death in 2012.

Sally and Bill were founding members of Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Weston, where she was a Sunday School teacher, active altar guild member, and sang in the choir. Sally enjoyed cooking and time spent with her family and grandchildren. She was also a loyal and avid Packer fan, attending games at Lambeau Field for many years with her husband and friends.

Survivors include her three daughters, Susan (Corey) Sandquist of Wausau, Julie Wagner (special friend Jeff Mientke) of Weston, and Wendy Brophy (David Rodman) of Wausau; four grandchildren, Brandon Brophy, Sarah (Austin) Baar, and Melissa and Matthew Sandquist; and a sister, Geraldine Weber of Wausau.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Joyce Steppert and Rosemary Dumdei.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Redeemer Evangelical Church, 6404 Old Costa Ln., Weston. Rev. Andrew Franzo will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at

The family would like to thank the staff at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, along with Jennifer and the rest of the Ministry Hospice team who cared for Sally. The family also thanks Pastor Franzo for the special care and relationship shared with Sally.

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  1. Patti Wirt

    12/28/2017 at 1:51 pm

    Such a great lady! She will be missed. Your entire family is in our thoughts today.

  2. BW Hunter

    12/28/2017 at 1:51 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Sally. Losing a loved one is never easy, but it is comforting to know that God Almighty promises to swallow up death forever and wipe away the tears from all faces. – Isaiah 25:8

  3. Mr & Mrs Edwards

    12/28/2017 at 1:51 pm

    Condolence: No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2)
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