Mary Ann Baier

    Mary Ann Baier, 83, of Wayne, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
    Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate. Eulogists will be her grandchildren, Adam Kauffman and Abbie Kauffman. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
    Memorials may be directed to the Mary Ann's family for later designation.
    Mary Ann Baier was born Nov. 3, 1934 on a farm southeast of Wayne to Oscar and Louisa (Brune) Hoeman. She was baptized and confirmed at the Theophilus Evangelical Church near Winside. She attended rural Wayne County School and graduated fourth in her class from Winside High School in 1952. She attended Wayne State College and was employed in the Wayne County Treasurer's Office. Mary Ann married Gilbert Baier on Feb. 15, 1955 at the Theophilus Evangelical Church near Winside. In 1981, she started her own cleaning business and began working at Wayne Family Practice Group from 1988 to 2001. The couple farmed south of Wayne and were members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She moved into Wayne in 1988. Mary Ann married Douglas G. Wagner on May 6, 1999 and they resided in Wayne.
    Survivors include her husband, Doug Wagner; daughter, Beth Kauffman (Gene) Bergstrom of Gretna; grandchildren, Abbie, Adam, Angie and Alaina Kauffman of Gretna; sister, Adeline Anderson of Norfolk; step-children, Jeanne (Phil) Westrom of  Greeley, Colo., Walt (Dawn) Wagner of Norfolk and Sara (Justin) Polak of Norfolk; step-grandchildren, Jackson Polak, Stefan, Jason, Owen and  Connor Wagner of Norfolk; sister-in-law, Eva Hoemann of Lincoln;  many nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gilbert in 1988; son, Clark Baier in 1965; brothers, Theodore “Ted” (Evelyn) Hoeman and Clarence Hoemann; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnell (Ed) Doescher, Rosalie (Willis) Meyer,  Loretta (Gordon) Hein; and Lee Anderson.
    Pallbearers will be Todd Hoeman, Alan Meyer, Tom Anderson, Pat Brown, Doug Anderson, Roger Anderson, Casey Schroeder, Val Doescher and Walt Wagner.

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