• 68 years old
  • Born on November 13, 1947 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on September 22, 2016 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States.

Constance Lee Wagner, age 68, of Jacksonville, AR, formerly of Prairie du Chien, WI, passed away September 22, 2016, at her home following a brief battle with cancer. She was born November 13, 1947, the second oldest of five children to Merrill and Wanda (Thompson) Rutter.

A 1965 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School, she and her husband made their home on several Air Force bases, raising three children and  later settling in Gwinn, MI, where she worked for several years at the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base Post Office. After the marriage ended, Connie resided in Aurora, IL. She was employed at Walmart for over 21 years, first at store #1818 in Aurora, then store #24 in Jacksonville, AR. She will be fondly remembered for her warm smile and caring disposition, her love for family, friends and colleagues, her appreciation of holiday celebrations that included lutefisk and lefse, her collection of angels, and gift for the art of knitting.

Connie is survived by 3 children; Craig Wagner of Cabot, AR, Todd Wagner of Holland, MI, and Michelle (Dan) Noel of Marquette, MI; two sisters, Janine (Luke) Lucas of Prairie du Chien, WI, and Vickie (Roger) Sawvell of Weston, WI; a sister-in-law, Janice Rutter of Prairie du Chien, three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, beloved companion, Daniel Berry, infant son, Jeffrey, older sister, Diane Keller, younger brother, Jerry Rutter, brother-in-law, John Keller, and Jerry Wagner, the father of her children.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Connie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Francine Berry and Joyce Berry for their special care during her illness.


Posted by Julie Stinnett on 1st October 2016
Miss you Connie. Enjoyed working with you. Love you and we will see each other again. Goodnight and rest well.
Posted by Kathy Rhoden on 30th September 2016
Connie, you was a great person to work with.I remember when you was manager in electronic, and I was in photo any time I ever had questions you was always willing to help.You was a great mentor to alot of us.RIP my friend
Posted by Tonya Morrison on 30th September 2016
You will be missed by everyone you worked with friends and family. I prayed hard that this would pass and you would be ok but god had other plans for you and only he knows what it is. R.I.P
Posted by Rebecca Adams on 30th September 2016
Miss Connie I miss you and I am so glad that I got meet you and work with you and you may not be with us in flash but you are in spirit and love you and miss you a lot
Posted by Nancy Stanley on 30th September 2016
Missing you every day. You made my world better by being in it.

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