To view a livestream of the service, access https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas

To view the flowers from Denice’s service, click here:  Denice Wanner Flowers

Denice Wanner, 59, loving grandmother to six grandchildren, mother of three, and wife to Tim Wanner, passed away on the 20th of April after a courageous battle with breast cancer for 17 years.

Denice was born on July 21, 1962, in Minot, ND to Laud and Jewell (Dennis) Vaught. She graduated from Minot High in 1980. She married Tim Wanner on June 18, 1982. They made their home in Minot where they raised three beautiful children: Eric (36), Evan (35), and Stephi (28). After spending time at home with her children, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in Children’s Play Therapy. She worked as a LCSW at Trinity Riverside for many years.

Denice enjoyed filling her days with her grandchildren; camping, zoo trips and play dates were a favorite. Her patient and calm demeanor lead to her great success as a mother, social worker and church ladies board director.

Denice’s loving family includes her husband of 39 years, Tim; sons Eric (Krystal) Wanner and Evan (Misty) Wanner, daughter Stephi (Jeffrey) Leeson, all of Minot; grandchildren Dylan and Dawson Wanner, Aspen and Zane Wanner, and Victoria and Oliver Leeson; mother Jewell Vaught of Cleveland, TN; siblings Melinda (Jack) Braunstein of Cleveland, TN, Laud (Pam) Vaught of Cleveland, TN, and Dwight Vaught of Vermillion, SD; in-laws Corinne (Glen) Sayler of Sun City, AZ and JoEllen (Jim) Hallmark of Noblesville, IN, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Denice was preceded in death by her father Laud Vaught; father-in-law and mother-in-law Herb and Melvie Wanner.

Celebration of Denice’s Life:  1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at West Minot Church of God. To view a livestream of the service access: https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
Interment:  Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.


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