Mildred "Millie" Mary Wagner was born August 1, 1932, at Ethan, SD, to Matthew and Irene (Untereiner) Erpenbach. She graduated from Parkston High School and the Presentation School of Nursing at Mitchell. On February 21, 1955, she married James Wagner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ethan. They lived in Salem, Faulkton, Gettysburg and Mitchell. She was employed at St. Joseph Hospital for many years where she was an exceptional nurse and the Emergency Room Supervisor. She was also a technician for the Lions Eye Bank. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church
She is survived by five children: David Wagner and wife, Fiona of Santa Fe, NM, Dan Wagner of Kasilof, AK, Dawn Shank and husband, Randy of Mitchell, Annie Reiner and husband, Mike of Tripp and Teri Schaefer of Omaha, NE and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 2004, three brothers: Alvin, Wayne, and Lloyd Erpenbach and her parents.