Mary Ellen (Rager) Magnuson, 82, of Bancroft, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, with Pastor Patti Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Wakefield Cemetery.

Mary is survived by her husband, William Magnuson of Bancroft; sisters, Betty Richards of Bancroft, Janet Lutjen of Bancroft; brother, Tom (Janet) Rager of Harshaw, Wis.; brother-in-law, Ervin Peters of Bancroft; son, Ed (Sharon) Magnuson of Beatrice; daughter, Susan Ellis of South Sioux City; grandchildren, Shawn, Shalon, Sabrina, Leslie, Casey; special Godchildren, Crysti, Tammy; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild, and many other nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Raymond and Anna Magnuson; brothers, Robert (Joan) Rager, Frank Rager; sisters, Emma, Bessie and Wanda; brothers-in-law, Robert Richards and Kenneth Lutjen; grandchild, Chad Magnuson; niece, Tracy Rager, and nephew, Michael Rager.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield.