THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Judith A. Wagner
Issue Date: February 21, 2019
Judith Ann (Heimerl) Wagner, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Born Oct. 28, 1947 in Port Washington, to Albert and Viola (Luelloff) Heimerl, she graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in English and received a Master's Degree from UW-Stout. She married Robert Wagner on Aug. 23, 1969 at St Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa and they moved to northern Wisconsin to build their home on the Pike River in Amberg, where they shared their love of white-water canoeing.
Active in the community, she served on the Marinette County Board as a representative for the Towns of Amberg, Athelstane and Silver Cliff and as Chairman of Parks and Forestry Committee. She also served on the Wausaukee Rescue Squad as an EMT and worked as the office manager for Dr. Lee's medical practice in Wausaukee. She commuted to Green Bay and back every day for 25 years while teaching medical administration classes at NWTC.
An avid outdoors lover, she enjoyed canoeing, sailing, bicycling, skiing, hiking, camping, gardening, was a member of several botanical gardens and liked playing scrabble. She was a talented wood carver who made beautiful Christmas ornaments every year for family. A foodie, she travelled all over the world to experience different cultures and learn new techniques in the kitchen.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine where she served on the Church Council, edited the Church newsletter for over 20 years and loved making quilts with her friends for the Lutheran World Relief. She volunteered building cabins at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp and helped rebuild homes in the South after Hurricane Katrina. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was never afraid to follow her dreams.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; three children Christopher (Erin) Wagner of Green Bay, Jeremy (Heidi) Wagner of Dale and Amanda (Jason) Massopust of Waterford; seven grandchildren; a brother, Eugene (Marge) Heimerl and a brother-in-law, William (Dodie) Wagner.
Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until time of a Celebration of Life at noon. Memorial contributions will be given to the Grace Lutheran Church Landscaping Fund and Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.