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Mary Margaret Wagner

May 2, 2022 | 9 comments

Mary Margaret Wagner, 93, of Centerville Wisconsin and formerly Dodge, Wisconsin peacefully passed away Saturday April 30th, 2022, at Onalaska Care Center, Onalaska Wisconsin.

Mary Margaret was born in Dodge, Wisconsin October 22nd, 1928 to Mary Francis (Kupferschmidt) and Carl Peter Wagner.  On May 29th, 1948 she married Frank Lambert Kiedrowski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek, WI.  They later divorced.  She was a mother of eight children and a very busy homemaker, who enjoyed caring for her family.  Mary worked as a professional seamstress and as head cook at a local restaurant.  She showcased her cooking, sewing and gardening talents at the Trempealeau County Fair, where she earned many blue and gold ribbons.  She enjoyed volunteering at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau and supporting organizations with various fundraisers.  Over the years she enjoyed her flower gardens and eventually transitioned from a traditional bike to a stationary bicycle to keep active.

In her final years, Mary was diligent with her daily routine and thrived from the exceptional care that she received from everyone at Onalaska Care Center.  She was dedicated to her daily walks.  She would never miss an opportunity to play bingo.    Mary also enjoyed playing Kings Corner with visitors.  She especially enjoyed time with family and friends as they kept her informed of current events and shared sweet treats and goodies from their garden.

Mary Margaret was survived by her children Jeff (Irene) Kiedrowski, Donna (Robert) Hammond, Kim Kiedrowski, Patrick Kiedrowski, Eric Kiedrowski, Heide (Thomas) Harron and Holly (John) Henderson and her 13 grandchildren Dawn (Scott) Ziegler, Amanda Brown, Tim (Stacey) Hammond, Keith and Todd Hammond, Josephine Kiedrowski,  Alexyss and Maxx Kiedrowski, Natalie, Olivia and Stephanie Harron, Haily (Ben) Sand, Noelle (Justin) Haug, 3 step grandchildren Jessica Doerr, Alexandria (Nikki) Gleason and Cheryl Hauser and 7 great grandchildren Brian Geiwitz, Xander and Brody Ziegler, Pieper and Tulsey Brown , Ryelin and Ryverly Sand and her brother Paul Wagner and sister Marcella Frahm and her sister-in-law Ardith Wagner.

Mary was proceeded in death by her parents, her two brothers Carl and Harry Wagner, sister Magdalan Wagner, son Donald  Kiedrowski, grandson Adam Kiedrowski, sisters-in-law Rosella Wagner (Carl), Lorraine Wagner (Paul)

A visitation will be at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

A funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 at Sacred Heart Parish in Pine Creek, WI.  There will be visitation 1-hour before Mass.

Memorial gifts will be directed to the Salvation Army in La Crosse, Wisconsin



  1. Amy Vreeman

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. She was such a fun a spunky lady! Prayers to the entire family in this hard time. Sincerely, Amy Vreeman

    • Diane Tuxen

      Mary Margaret, this world is going to miss your “spunk” so much. You truly have left our world a better place because of your love. I am so lucky that my friend Heidi included me in your families lives. The fun and laughs we’ve shared….you will always be remembered with ❤️.

    • Donna

      Thanks so much. She had spunk right to the end. Her memory was getting difficult but she understood and tolerated it. We are doing well and mom is in a better place. 💕

  2. Kay Bjorge

    To the family of Mary Margaret, I send my condolences. God bless you all.

    Kay Bjorge

  3. Mike and Linda Kiedrowski

    Linda and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Margaret. We would like to offer our condolences to the family. Mary was my aunt and neighbor growing up. The memories are many and very joyful. I respected and loved very much.
    _Mike and Linda Kiedrowski

  4. Mike Kiedrowski

    To the family of Mary Margaret, we send our Condolences. May she rest in peace.

    Mike and Linda Kiedrowski

  5. Heather (Bortle) Prestil

    Mary Margaret was more than just my friends’ mom. She was definitely spunky and taught everyone around her that no one gets to tell you what to do, except God (and he said no meat on Fridays until after midnight, right girls?) She was also the first woman outside my family I saw in a bra, and she owned it! She taught me the right way to make ribs and work a grill. She was my friends’ mom and my friend and the world was a better place because she was in it. Love and hugs to her clan.

  6. Kelly Stellpflug

    My sympathy to Mary Margaret’s family. Peace be to you all.
    Kelly Stellpflug

  7. Al Skroska

    There are two things I’ll always remember about Mary, the American fries in heaven will now always be a perfect golden brown on both sides. . . . every slice. Or they will never go out to the customer. And, her devotion and care for Donna every visitors day luncheon at he Arcadia Nursing Home.
    A donation will be made in her memory to the Salvation Army in LaCrosse.

    ~Al Skroska


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