A Funeral Service for Janet J. Wagner will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, at
10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Darren Theesen
officiating. Interment will follow at the Prairie Home Cemetery.
Janet Jean Wagner, 82 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Monday, September
26, 2022, at the Kearney Regional Medical Center. Janet was born in Superior,
Nebraska, on April 13, 1940, the fifth of seven children, born to Everett and Blanche
(Solomon) Frahm. Janet received her education from Holdrege Public Schools,
graduating with the class of 1958.
On February 29, 1960, Janet was united in marriage to Jim D. Wagner at Mt. Calvary
Lutheran Church in Holdrege. The couple made their home in Holdrege where Janet and
Jim started Wagner’s Repair. In 1980, the name was changed to Wagner’s Irrigation, Inc.
and Janet worked as the bookkeeper and secretary until her retirement in 2014.
Janet was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed attending weekly Bible
Study, and was one of the original members of the Holdrege Fire Department Auxiliary,
and volunteered many hours with the St. Elizabeth’s Burn Center.
Janet’s love was family. She enjoyed following her sons’ activities and later her
grandchildren’s activities; spending time at the lake, hunting, and trap shooting. She also
enjoyed bowling, playing the piano, and was musically gifted and won many awards.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Louis Rightmeier; Everett
Frahm; and Danny Frahm; and brothers-in-law, John Barron, and Darrell Fuesner.
Janet is survived by her husband, Jim Wagner of Holdrege; two sons: Dan Wagner
and his wife, Wendy of Holdrege; Derek Wagner and his wife, Sue of Holdrege; and
daughter of the heart, Brock Barron of Blaine, Washington; three grandchildren: Joshua
Wagner of Kansas City, Kansas; Mollie Frisell and her husband, Alec of Holdrege; and
Whitney Kuss and her husband, Ryan of Holdrege; six great-grandchildren: Adelina and Estela Wagner; Axel and Ashton Frisell; and Rhett and Asher Kuss; two sisters: Elaine Peck and her husband, Eldon of Lexington, Nebraska; Charlotte Barron of Lexington; brother, Jerry Frahm and his wife, Connee of Lincoln, Nebraska; four sisters-in-law, Joan Rightmeier of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Joan Frahm of Parkville, Missouri; Glenva Frahm of Minden, Nebraska; and Gloria Feusner of Holdrege; one brother-in-law, Blake Wagner and his wife, Frankie of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
A memorial has been established in Janet’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family
for later designation.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.