Ida Anna Maffenbeier, 103, Ferdinand

Ida Anna Maffenbeier, 103, of Ferdinand, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Brookside Village in Jasper. 

Ida was born May 25, 1916 in Mariah Hill to Leo F. and Philomena “Minnie” (Mehling) Wagner. She was united in marriage with Linus John Maffenbeier on July 4, 1950 in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. He preceded her in death on December 10, 2009.

A member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and the St. Ann’s Sodality, she was a homemaker and a volunteer at many local nursing homes. A prayer warrior, Ida enjoyed reading, sewing, decorating and her flowers. 

Surviving are one daughter, Pat (Mark) Evans of Santa Claus; one son, Mike (La Donna) Maffenbeier of Jasper; five grandchildren, Julie (Scott) Schnell, John B. Evans, Jeffrey A. (Emily) Evans, Rachael Prepster and Adam (Kirsten) Maffenbeier. Nine great-grandchildren also survive. 

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Marie Wagner, Lena Laws, Loretta Ringenberg, Julie Chester, Agnes Smalley and Martha Wagner; and by three brothers, Andrew, Henry and Hugo Wagner.

A mass of Christian burial for Ida Maffenbeier will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 10 a.m. EST in Saint Ferdinand Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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