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       Marlene Wagner, 73, Bismarck, was received into the arms of her Savior on February 1, 2008, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

       Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Bismarck with Rev. Walter Schott officiating.  Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

       Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 7:30 PM.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

       Marlene Delanda Wentz was born on July 7, 1934, near Streeter, ND, the daughter of Milton and Otillia (Rau) Wentz.  She grew up as the oldest daughter of three girls on a farm in Logan County. Following high school which she finished by correspondence, she attended two years at Dakota Business College in Fargo.  She married Emil Wagner on June 30, 1957, in Streeter, ND.  They then made their home in Bismarck and owned and operated Tops Truck Stop in Sterling until 1990.  Emil passed away on November 9, 1992.

       Marlene is survived by her five children, Marcia (Gary) Scherbenske of Tuttle, Scott (Kathy) Wagner of Ardmore, OK, Jackie (Mark) Shipley of Steele, Clark (special friend, Brittany Jie Zheng) of Champaign, IL, and Kim (Robert) Pepper of Wichita, KS; her grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Martin of Minot, Matthew (Sheri) Scherbenske of Kulm, Nathan (Salena) Shipley of Fargo, Naomi Shipley of Steele, Joel Shipley of Steele, Jerad Wagner and Caleb Wagner of Ardmore, OK; her great-grandson, Joshua Martin of Minot; her sisters, Sally (Lyle) Reese of Tigard, OR, and Lucille (Alvin) Kuhn of McMinnville, OR; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eleanora Schulz of Bismarck, Violet Olson of Yantis, TX, Vernon (Florence) Wagner of Bismarck, O'Neil Wagner of Hazelton, and Luella (Wallace) Maier of Bellingham, WA.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; her granddaughter, Lisa Shipley; and her parents, Milton and Otillia Wentz of Gackle.


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