Phyllis A. Wagemester


Phyllis A. Wagemester, 85 of Clinton passed away Monday, January 8, 2019 at her home in Park Vista Retirement Community - Camanche.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. The Snell-Zornig Funeral Home is honored to serve Phyllis' family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at
Phyllis Ann Knock was born July 24, 1933 in Maquoketa, Iowa, the daughter of Frederick and Anna (Wink) Knock. She married John "Bud" Wagemester on January 27, 1984 in Clinton, Iowa. She worked for Climax for a couple years and then worked as the Secretary at Clinton Memorial Park Cemetery for 37 years.
Phyllis was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. She enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn and dancing with her husband. She was very athletic in her younger years and played basketball. She loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Phyllis is survived by her two children: Ken (Virginia) Kelly of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Debbie (Chuck) Herrington of Clinton; seven grandchildren: Katie, Joe, Maggie, Ashley, CJ, Brandy and Cassy; three great grandchildren: Nora, Landon and Dani Mae; and her special friend and companion Bob Johnson of Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to the family to go toward a memorial in Phyllis' name at the Park Vista.
Published on January 11, 2019
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