Gerald William Wagner, age 73, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.
There will be a memorial gathering at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam where the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 will provide military honors.
Gerald was born on January 30, 1945 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Fritz and Dorothy (nee Moll) Wagner. After graduating from high school, Gerald served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967. He sang with the Navy Blue Jacket Choir and also served his tour in Norfolk, Virginia in communications. After his military service Gerald worked as an electrician and was a member of IBEW union. He loved to golf and fish. He was active in the Beaver Dam Senior Center and led the fishing club for several years. Gerald was a member of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church and the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Wagner of Beaver Dam; his mother, Dorothy Wagner of Beaver Dam; six children, Dennis (Teresa) Wagner of San Antonio, TX, Traci (Doug) Witcher and Patrick Wagner, both of Birmingham, AL, Jane Fraser of Beaver Dam, Bryan Fraser of Chicago, IL, and Christopher Fraser of Port Washington; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his father, and a grandson, Logan Tippett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church Restoration Fund in memory of Gerald Wagner.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.