Amy Rose VanWagner
October 22, 1970 ~ September 10, 2020
Amy Rose VanWagner, 49, Brandon, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
A visitation with family and open house will be 5-7pm, Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Funeral services will be 1:30pm, Friday, September 18, 2020, at Celebrate Community Church, Brandon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Avera Prairie Center in Amy’s memory.
Amy Rose Williamson was born in Sioux Falls to Arlen and Betty (Hill) Williamson on October 22, 1970. She was raised and attended school in Sioux Falls, graduating from Washington High School. Shortly after, she had her only daughter, Brittany. She married Jerod Brazee in 1992 and they resided in Valley Springs. Amy worked at various jobs and moved to Brandon in 2006. Amy married the love of her life, Brian VanWagner on August 13, 2011. She worked as a manager of Tailgators for 8 years. Most recently, she worked at Hardscapes until her death.
Amy had many hobbies that she enjoyed doing. She recently had started doing crafts and had a room filled with a mountain of craft supplies. She enjoyed purchasing cook books and kitchen supplies she’d never use, but insisted that she did. She made some of the best casseroles for dinner and had a spectacular fudge recipe she only made at Christmas time. Her dog Tucker, was her favorite topic of conversation and she also enjoyed taking him to the vet regularly and spending her hard-earned money. She could take a joke like none other and every so often could give it right back with some sass. Spending time with her family and friends was also a huge part of her life. She was one of the sweetest people and everyone enjoyed being around her. She was like a mom to so many people. Even through a tough battle with cancer, she never lost her smile and happy attitude.
Amy will be deeply missed by her husband, Brian, Brandon; daughter, Brittany (Billy Keizer) Brazee, Sioux Falls; mother, Betty (Marlo) Winter, Gregory; three siblings, Randy (Lori) Williamson, Lennox, Ginger (Todd) Ageton, Brandon, and Rick (Amy) Williamson, Kaufman, TX; three step-children, Matt Van Wagner, Ft. Collins, CO, Jackie Winegar, Madison, SD, and Patrick Van Wagner, Springfield, SD; seven nieces and nephews, Chris, Megan, Mallory, Marissa, Voilet, Lindsey and Jeb; four great-nieces and nephews; six step-grandchildren, Kiarra, Cole, Zane, Jeridan, Madison, and Jacob; fur babies, Tucker, Pebbles; Grand fur babies, Josie and Piper.
Amy was preceded in death by her father.