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Teresa Anna (Benning) Wagner

March 9, 1952 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

Teresa Wagner of rural Browerville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was 70 years old.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM At the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville, with a prayer service taking place at 7:00 PM.

Visitation will continue the day of Mass at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will immediately follow at the St. Isadore Catholic Cemetery. 

Teresa Anna was born on March 9, 1952 in Long Prairie Minnesota, the daughter of John and Anna (Hoelscher) Benning. Teresa, one of twelve Benning children, graduated from Browerville High School and soon after moved to the twin cities to work. It was while home visiting family back in Todd County that friends introduced her to Mr. Michael (Porter) Wagner. The two fell in love and were married on September 3, 1977. The young couple eventually moved back home to rural Browerville and started farming. This was the perfect area to raise their five children, Sara, Becki, Stacy, Jake and Hannah. When Teresa was not spending time with the love of her life or taking care of the children she was doing farm work, playing softball, enjoying the outdoors and always up for a heated game of cards with a good laugh. She also had a large garden and enjoyed making meals for her family and friends.  And oh those buns… She was an avid sewer and crafter. She used her sewing talent to make her own wedding gown, her bridesmaid's dresses, her girls holiday outfits and all the flower girls dresses in her children’s weddings. She has made quilts and blankets for all her family ensuring that they will always be wrapped in her love. Teresa was the mom that attended every activity of her kids and grandkids, enjoying every minute. Her family was her everything. This selfless, amazingly talented, fun wife/mother/grandma was THE BEST! Her passing has created an unfillable void to all that loved and knew her.


On Sunday, March 20, 2022, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer, Teresa left her home on earth to meet her Lord in heaven. She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Michael of rural Browerville; their children, Sara (Sam) Woods of Otsego, Becki (Carl) Enger of St. Francis, Stacy (Reed) Hendrickson of Otsego, Jake (Sheila) Wagner of Becker and Hannah (Justin) Browen of Elk River; grandchildren, Hayden, Kinsley, Waylon, Kendrick, Leo, Henry, Henley and Harlow; Teresa’s siblings; (Monica) Benning, Jim (LaVonne) Benning, Leo Benning, Rita (Jim) Pfeilsticker, Bob (Linda) Benning, Dave (JoAnn) Benning, Dick Benning, Fred (Dee) Benning, Ed (Donna) Benning, Rosie (Al) Ploof, and Judy (John) Noska.


Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Benning; mother and father-in-law, Ed and Jeannine Wagner; brother, Don Benning; sister-in-law, Laura Benning; brother-in-law, Dick Kazeck and nephews; Dennis, Steve and Jeff.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 25, 2022

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081

Prayer Service
Friday
March 25, 2022

7:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081

Visitation
Saturday
March 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
310 4th Street Northeast
Staples, MN 56479

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
March 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
310 4th Street Northeast
Staples, MN 56479

Interment
Saturday
March 26, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Isidore's Catholic Cemetery
42524 Quartz Road
Staples, MN 56479

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