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Mary Jane Wagner

December 23, 1935 ~ May 3, 2021 (age 85)

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Mary Jane Wagner, 85 of Brownsburg, Indiana peacefully passed on May 3, 2021 with her beloved husband of 63 years, Ronnie Earl, at her side.  They met in Jasper at a dance hall where she loved dancing the jitterbug. Mary Jane was born in Jasper, Indiana, on December 23, 1935 to Fidelis and Augusta (Reitman) Berg. 

She moved to the west side of Indianapolis with Ron after his time in the US Army. There she raised her other four joys in life, her children.  She worked as a payroll clerk for Union Carbide in Speedway, and Kroger administrative offices on the north side of Indianapolis.

She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was very proud of them and would tell anyone willing to listen.  She enjoyed going on adventures with destinations unknown which always included a stop for lunch, watching “Price is Right” and the “Wheel of Fortune”, reading and crocheting blankets and kitchen towels to share with family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth McCormick (Oregon); her brother, Frank Berg (Warsaw); and her oldest son, Marcus James Wagner.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Wagner; her sister, Virginia Schnellenberger (Jasper); her children, Michelle (Fernando) Escobar of Zionsville; Marty (Denise) Wagner and Marla (Joe) Holbrook of Brownsburg; her grandchildren,  Nicholas and Gabriel, Samantha and Allison, and Cassandra and Amanda, as well as multiple nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in St. Malachy Catholic Church, Brownsburg. 

Mass can be viewed on St. Malachy's youtube page found at .

Ronald would like to invite family and friends to join in our traditional lunch outing following the Mass.  Please RSVP to any of Mary Jane’s children. 

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You may view the Mass at St. Malachy YouTube Channel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home in Pittsboro, Indiana.  All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Mary's family on her memorial page found on the funeral home's website, . 



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Funeral Mass
May 11, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Malachy Catholic Church (Brownsburg, Indiana)


Alzheimer's Association

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