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October 26, 1945 – Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Service Information
St. Francis-Xavier Catholic Church in Bu
Saturday, February 21, 2009
2:00 PM

Visitation Information

Diane Kay Wagner, 63 of Buffalo , Minnesota passed away peacefully February 18, 2009 after a courageous, yet short fight with Cancer with her family by her side. Diane will be remembered by the love she shared with such an open heart, her wonderful smile, her contagious laugh and her ability to be where she needed to be for anyone who ever needed her. She was born in Detroit Lakes on October 26, 19 45 . Diane graduated from Moorhead High School in 1963. On May 8, 19 65 , Diane Kay Heinen and Gary L. Wagner were joined in holy marriage in Moorhead . God blessed their marriage with three children. The Wagner family moved to Buffalo from Bismarck , North Dakota in 1981. She was employed for the past fourteen years as a Real Estate and Mortgage Closer at Central Land Title Company. Diane was preceded in death by her Father, Ben Heinen, Mother Marie, Sister Joyce McKinnon, Brothers Jerry, John, Baby Heinen and her Best Friend Connie Versdahl.

She is survived by her loving husband Gary, her admired

children Ross (Vanessa), Robb (Angel), Rondi (Greg) Reinert,

her special grandchildren Jenny , Jordan , Kaylyn, Matthew,

Evan and Andrew, her sisters Donna (Joe) Hunstad

and Shelly (Dennis) Reinert, Aunts, Uncles, many Nieces,

Nephews, Cousins, and Special Friends. A visitation was held on Friday, February 20th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm with prayer

service beginning at 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Catholic

Church in Buffalo . The funeral Mass was held on

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father David Hennen was the Celebrant and interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery . Honorary Casket Bearers were LeRoy Kreitlow, Ryan Crouse, Ron McKinnon, Chad Wolf, Tyler McKinnon, Justin McKinnon and Brett Wagner. Casket Bearers were Ron Reinert, Richard Wagner, Roger Ready, Richard McKinnon, Tom Crouse, Jan Larson, John Peterson and Francis Haverkamp.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. George Jundt

    Gary, since we live in Monticello, we receive the Buffalo news always late. It was just two weeks ago, that I learned of Diane’s illness, and then just this morning (Sat.) that I found out of her death. My sympathy to you and your family. Diane was a wonderful person. God bless her soul. George Jundt

  2. Julie Latzig

    Wagner family: I thought you would appreciate the following poem. Know that you remain in our prayers.

    What Cancer Cannot Do
    Author: Unknown
    Cancer is so limited…
    It cannot cripple love.
    It cannot shatter hope.
    It cannot corrode faith.
    It cannot eat away peace.
    It cannot destroy confidence.
    It cannot kill friendship.
    It cannot shut out memories.
    It cannot silence courage.
    It cannot reduce eternal life.
    It cannot quench the Spirit.

  3. Connie and Vern Wahlstrom

    Gary and Family:
    Upon receiving the Buffalo paper in AZ last week, we were shocked with the announcement of Diane’s death. Our most heartfelt sympathy to you. The old neighborhood was a great place to live and I am sure a place of peace for your entire family during Diane’s illness. Our prayers are with you.


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