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William N. Wagner

November 30, 1943 — March 11, 2024

Sheboygan

William N. Wagner, 80, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 11, 2024 with his daughter by his side.   He was born November 30, 1943 in Sheboygan to the late James and Agnes (Salm) Wagner. 

Bill graduated from Sheboygan South High School with the Class of 1962. On April 30, 1966 he was united in marriage to Karen Bogenschuetz at St. Peter Claver Parish.  She preceded him in death on January 18, 2016.

Bill worked as a service technician for Lakeside Pepsi for 35 years before retiring. Following his retirement, he went to work for 10 years for Harms Bus Service as a bus driver.

Bill enjoyed playing sheepshead, Karen’s father Clarence taught him and over the years Bill would joke about how much money he lost to him. After Clarence’s passing Bill would talk about when his time came, he was going straight to heaven to win back his money from Clarence. It was no surprise to his daughter Sandra, that in his last days he kept talking about sheepshead.  Bill was an avid grass cutter, if he wasn’t in his yard cutting his grass you could find him at his daughter’s house cutting her grass. Bill loved spending time with Karen and their family at their Cottage Up North in the Pembine area. Creating lasting memories with his family was a favorite past time of his.   Bill also had a passion for riding his motorcycle around town and taking his grandchildren for rides around town with several stops to visit with his neighbors. Not only was Bill a talker and would start up a conversation with anyone anywhere, but he was also a “putzer”. He loved spending time in his garage or house just putzing and fixing gadgets. He is going to be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bill is survived by his son Brian of Portland, OR, daughter Sandra Bayona of Sheboygan, along with nine grandchildren, Thomas (Maranda Vandeventer) Wagner- Wood, William, Andrew, Matthew, Crystal, Aaron, Evan, Briana, and Kyle Bayona, three great-grandchildren Taliah, Athena, and Tommy Wagner- Wood all of Sheboygan.  Also surviving are two sisters; Mary Hibbard of Newton, and Jean (Theodore) Behling of Cleveland. Also survived by his brother-in-law; Donald (Lynn) Bogenschuetz of Sheboygan, and six sisters-in-law Iris Wagner of Sheboygan Falls, Patricia Bogenschuetz CSA of Milwaukee, Ann (Gary) Specht of Sheboygan, Mary (Michael) Murphy of Sheboygan Falls, Joan Bogenschuetz of Sheboygan Falls, and Jean (Mark) Corrigan of Green Bay along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, other relatives and friends.   He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother Thomas Wagner, sister Betty Koenig, in-laws, Clarence and Rose Bogenschuetz and brothers-in-law Harold Hibbard, James Bogenschuetz, Gerald Bogenschuetz and Joseph Bogenschuetz.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Dominic Parish, 2133 N. 22nd St., Sheboygan.   Inurnment will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan.  And again, on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 10:00 AM until the time of mass at the CHURCH.

If you are unbale to join the family for Bill’s service it will be livestreamed on his obituary page on the funeral home website.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association in Bill’s name.


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Visitation

Friday, March 15, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center

W2132 Garton Rd., Howards Grove, WI 53083

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Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Dominic Catholic Church

2133 N 22nd St, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Mass

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Dominic Catholic Church

2133 N 22nd St, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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