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Ralph Wagner

July 2, 1930 — July 28, 2017

Ralph J Wagner of Cleveland, WI was born to eternal life on July 28, 2017 at the age of 87. Ralph graduated from Central High School in 1948. He attended University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan Extension. He served his country and was honorably discharged from the US Army Infantry 2nd Division, after serving 1955-1957. Ralph and his wife Jane operated Elmhurst Dairy and Seed Farm. After serving our country, he was a Lake to Lake Delegate, member of WI Crop Association and the Farm Bureau. After retirement, Ralph worked at Blackwolf Run and Piggly Wiggly. He enjoyed golfing and special times with his grandchildren and was an avid reader. He was a member of St. Francis of Assissi in Manitowoc.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Jane Theres Nachtwey, daughters Lisa Brock (friend, Jeff) and Lori Roethlisberger (Brad), sister Theresa Mayr (Roger) and brother Peter Wagner (Mary) and sister-in-law Sandy Wagner (friend, Don). He is also survived by his three grandchildren Cole Brock, Erin Roethlisberger, and Tyler Roethlisberger.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Kathryn, his brothers Robert and Edward Wagner, and sisters Catherine, Bernice Dassler, and Rose Mary Walton. Also, preceded in death by mother-in-law and father-in-law Roman and Margaret Nachtwey, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ken and Fran Finnel.

Per Ralph's wishes, there will be a private funeral service held at Zimmer Westview Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to either Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or the Camo Quilt Project of Plymouth, WI. Please visit to sign the guestbook.

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