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Roger Wagner

July 12, 1937 — June 6, 2017

Roger Lee Wagner,79, of Valders, beloved husband and best friend of Joyce (Schinker) Wagner for 58 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on June 6, 2017. Roger was born in Sheboygan to Edwin and Amanda Wagner on July 12, 1937. Roger attended Sheboygan schools. He graduated from Central High School in 1955. Roger worked as a steam fitter for Optenburg Iron Works for approximately 20 years. In 1973, Roger and Joyce founded Wagner Excavating, Inc. This business started with two pieces of equipment and two employees which has grown into the thriving company that it is today. Roger developed countless relationships with people he has met along his journey; going to races (NASCAR, go-kart, etc.), business associates, car shows, riding his Harley, driving his classic cars, or playing on the lake. Besides his wife Joyce, Roger is survived by his two daughters, Kim (Robert) Mertz and Kelly (Gregg) Wagner, his grandchildren; Matthew (Candice Russell) Mertz, Rebecca (Ryan Goebel) Mertz, Allison Wagner, and Derek Wagner, his great-grandchild Brynn Mills; his sister, Karen Kober, extended family Robert and Joan Boston, Jack and Jean Boston, Ruth Macier, James Zimbal, Vincent and Carla Schinker, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Lillian Boston Wagner, step-brother Bill Boston, brothers-in-law Dale Macier, James Kober, and sister-in-law June Zimbal.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2720 Henry St. Sheboygan, with Rev. Richard Cerpich officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Zimmer- Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan. They may visit again on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at the CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Roger's name.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Intensive Care Unit of St. Nicholas Hospital, the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, the staff at Sheboygan Senior Community, and Orange Cross Ambulance who took him for one last visit to Wagner Excavating. Roger touched the lives of many people and we were truly blessed for the time we spent with him.

Visitation
Sunday, June 11, 2017
3:00 PM 6/11/2017 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/11/2017 6:00:00 PM
Zimmer Westview

W2132 Garton Road
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Zimmer Westview
W2132 Garton Road Sheboygan 53083 WI
United States
Visitation
Monday, June 12, 2017
10:00 AM 6/12/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

2720 Henry St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
2720 Henry St. Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
Memorial Service
Monday, June 12, 2017
11:00 AM 6/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

2720 Henry St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
2720 Henry St. Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
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