THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marvin L. Wagner
Marvin Lawrence Wagner, 89, passed away on Friday, July 4 to join his family and friends in an eternal rest.
Born April 15, 1925, to Leo and Emma (Todzy) Wagner, in the Town of Wagner, he was delivered by his grandmother, Susan (Daffenbach) Wagner, the areas midwife who worked for Dr. Mayo in Rochester, Mn. before following her husband Joseph to Wisconsin to stake their claim on land that would be named the Town of Wagner.
He married Katherine (DeLaet) Oct. 27, 1945. He was proud of his heritage and after working at Menominee Paper until he was 65, he took a position in public works for the Town of Wagner until he was, as he would say, 85 years, 6 months and 2 weeks. He worked hard and the job he enjoyed for years was raising Black Angus cattle on his land.
He loved to play baseball and was known as the homerun hitter Golden Stick. He played for the McAllister Hunters until age of 42. He enjoyed the outdoors and his home in the Wagner countryside and didnt understand why anyone would want to live in the city.
He loved kids and passed out candy at the Wagner dump-site every Saturday for over 20 years. His wife welcomed him home with a hot meal by saying, Welcome home, its Saturday night. He was honest and never afraid to speak his mind and tell it like it is, whether someone agreed or not. He enjoyed classic country music, horseshoes, casinos and bargain buying, and had a reassurance in his voice, laughter, humor, kindness, and most of all, unconditional love for his family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Karol Jean (Wagner) (Donald) Cole, of Green Bay; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan Krygoski, of Menominee, Mi.; a brother, Gene (Carol) Wagner, of Green Bay and many nieces and nephews, whose company he enjoyed and entertained with his humor and old-time stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn (Sary Goodfellow) and her husband John; four brothers, Earl, Doug, Richard, and Wally and his wife, Arlene (Stansfield) Wagner and two grandsons, Dane Joseph Cole and Douglas Marvin Cole.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette from noon until time of funeral services at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8. Sister Helen Plum, SSND officiated with burial in St. Edward Cemetery in the Town of Wagner.