Mary L. Wagner
Mary Louise Wagner, age 72, passed away on
May 14, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Fond du Lac, WI, after a
courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on February 5, 1947, in Mayville,
WI, and graduated from Mayville High School in 1965. She married the love of
her life, John Edward Wagner, on September 21, 1968; they joyfully celebrated
their 50th anniversary last autumn. Mary loved being a mother to her
three daughters and a grandmother to eleven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Her Christian faith motivated her to extend unconditional
love to family and friends—welcoming many as members into her extended family.
Mary was a caring and nurturing woman who
served proudly as a geriatric nurse for over 50 years, retiring from the Fond
du Lac Lutheran Home in 2016. Her compassion also extended to animals, and Mary
adopted and cared for many, many pets and rescue dogs over the years.
Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed
numerous hobbies over her lifetime, including gardening, sewing, knitting,
crocheting, ceramics, bird watching, zumba, singing, and was an original member
of the 15th Street Bunco Group for many years. She also loved to
camp and travel—including canoeing the Boundary Waters and the Wisconsin River,
whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon, cliff jumping into the Colorado River,
ziplining in Yellowstone National Park, and many road and camping adventures
across the country.
Mary is survived by her sister Pat
Reinheimer (Dave), her husband, John Edward Wagner, her daughters Amy Irene
Wagner Kester (Richard), Sara Ann Lane (James), and Emily Clauson (Ron), along
with eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild—Steven Clauson, Katie
Clauson, Isaac Lane, Rachel Lane, Jack Tetzlaff, Johnathan Tetzlaff, Elisha
Lane, Moriah Lane, Liam Clauson, Benjamin Clauson, Charlie Clauson, and Jackson
Frane—and many treasured nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her
father, Chester McGilsky, mother, Irene McGilsky, and sister, Gerry Magyar
Visitation will be held at Grace
Evangelical Free Church at 163 E. 18th Street in Fond du Lac from
10:00 AM until 12 noon followed immediately by a memorial service and luncheon.
The family hopes that you can join us as we honor and celebrate a beautiful
woman who was so very loved and cherished.
Additional information and guestbook can
be found at ueckerwitt.com