Carroll County

Cpl. Benjamin Wagner



Templeton (THNS)—Memorial services were held at Sacred Heart church at 8 a.m. Thursday for Cpl. Benjamin Wagner who was killed in action in the South Pacific, March 12, 1945. Mass was read by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. H. Huesman and the sermon was given by Rev. Fr. Leo Lenz.

The United States flag was presented by Albert Schoeppner to Mrs. Florence Coe, Cpl. Wagner’s mother. The flag bearer was Otto Popp of Manning and color guards were Herbert Schelldorf and Emil Kuhl of Manning. The bugler was Billy Roberts of Manning.

Active Pallbearers were John Kaus, USN., Lawrence Wolterman, USN., Leonard Sturm, USN., and Alphonse Dentlinger, USN.

Honorary Pallbearers were: Owen Ohlinger, Joe Schaeuble, Norman Schreck, Glenn Greteman, Alphonse Prebeck and Lawrence Sporrer.

Veterans of World War I attended in a group and also the young men’s society, of which Cpl. Wagner was a member.

Many relatives and friends from Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Omaha, Neb., Carroll and Manning attended the rites.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, April 13, 1945