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.

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  • Sandra McMahon says:

    Amy was a pleasure to work with. She will be missed dearly by all she touched. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.

  • Kurt Tommeraasen says:

    So sorry for the loss. Amy was fun to work with at Pilot Travel Center, she will be missed. Brian I am so sorry.

  • Mindy Kidder says:

    The night that Amy joined our small Bible study group, I felt as if I had known her forever. No matter what she was going through, she was always ready with a smile. I’m a better person for having known her! May God’s comforting love surround you during this sad time.

  • Carrie Tresemer says:

    Amy was a pleasure to work with and a ray of sunshine in her office! Her love of her family and animals was very apparent and her face lit up when she spoke of either of them. My heart goes out to her family as they navigate these difficult days. May God provide comfort and peace to her family and friends in the upcoming days.

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