Ida Jane Wacker

Ida J. Wacker, 95 formerly of Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. She was born May 22, 1920, the daughter of Harry Thomas and Elizabeth (Behne) Ryan.

Ida Wacker

On Oct. 16, 1940, she married Ralph J. Wacker. He preceded her in death in 1992. They were married for 51 years. Ida was also preceded in death by her siblings, Florence Klasinski, Bill Ryan, Mike Ryan, J.T. Ryan and Eugene Ryan.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Sam) Holcomb of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Donald R. (Gerry) Wacker of New Market, Ala.; her grandchildren, Scott A. Holcomb, Kim Wacker and Jeff Wacker; and her great-granddaughter, Emily Jane Holcomb.

Ida was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She loved to sew and cross stitch. She was a member of the Boling Canning Club and was a 4-H leader. She raised a large garden and canned fruits and vegetables.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Transitions Life Care or St. Joseph Church.