Elaine Joan Wagner
Elaine Joan Wagner, age 87, died on October 15 at Riverview Le Sueur Nursing and Rehab Center. Elaine was born on October 7, 1932 in Wadena, MN to Clayton and Jenae (Wickstrom) Kopp. She graduated from Verndale and then went to Teacher's Training in Staples, MN.
Elaine married LeRoy Wagner on June 10, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Verndale, MN. They moved to Deer Creek, MN where she taught in a country school for two years. They farmed at Deer Creek and New York Mills, MN for 14 years before moving to Le Sueur in 1965 to purchase and run the Valley Rollerena Skating Rink, which they had until 1976. Elaine was active in her church teaching adult Bible studies, leading home Bible studies and was the 1st president of the Women's Aglow in Le Sueur. She also was the state president for Aglow and served on the board. She was a gifted speaker who loved to share her faith at churches and in the surrounding communities.
She is survived by her 5 children; Kevin (Sue) Wagner of Emmons, Nancy (Duane) McVenes of Mankato, Melodee (Jack) Frost of Muldoon, TX, David (Tina) Wagner of Le Sueur and Pam (Merlin) Kent of Plymouth: 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren and 1 brother, John(Linda) Kopp of Staples, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, brother, Wayne Kopp and one grandson, Joel Wagner.
The Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 23 at 11:00am at New Creation World Outreach Church, Mankato with Pastor Dave Laughlin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Published on November 19, 2019


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Doug Spurling
Nov 23, 2019
When I heard, the first thing I saw was her smile. Her ever present smile and her face all aglow. She represented Women's Aglow and Christ, well with her heart so aglow with the love of Christ.

Anyone who had the joy of knowing her, caught a glimpse of heaven.

I pray the joy of the LORD she lived with blanket you now and always
Lori Ling
Nov 22, 2019
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Janice Johnson
Nov 22, 2019
Sorry for your loss, she was a great person, and a spiritual lady, she will be missed.
Bonita Johnson
Nov 22, 2019