Mary A. Wagaman
Memorial services for Mary A. Wagaman, 73, of Reliance, SD will be 10:30 am Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.
Mary passed away on March 5, 2020 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Mary was born March 19, 1946 in Presho, SD to Gilbert and Nellie (Matheny) Abrahamson. Mary grew up in Kennebec, SD graduating as Valedictorian of the Class of 1964. After graduation Mary went to work at the Kennebec ASC office working there until October of 1966 when she married the love of her life LeRoy Wagaman on October 22, 1966.
In the early years of marriage Mary did some babysitting taking care of two special babies. First was Sam Will and later Lorri (Mertens) Wagner. In later years LeRoy and Mary started going to German celebrations around the state making some lasting friendships along the way.
Three seasons of the year Mary could usually be found working in the yard. After LeRoy passed away Mary spent the winter months doing jig saw puzzles and reading.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy, her parents Nellie and Gilbert Abrahamson, sister Violet Elvaker; two brothers Earl and Lawrence; and a special nephew Dana Kenobbie.
She is survived by a sister Eva Miller, a brother Steve; a very special friend Sonia; along with many nieces and nephews.