Gregory Wagner

Gregory Lawrence Wagner

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Obituary of Gregory Lawrence Wagner
Gregory Lawrence Wagner, age 78, of Sawyer, died peacefully, Sunday, November 3, 2019, in his residence in the presence of his family.

Greg was born August 28, 1941, the twelfth of fifteen children of John and Jean Wagner of Chicago, Illinois. He married Margaret “Peggy” Catherine Harrington, October 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.

Greg served honorably in the US Army Missile Command in Fort Carson, Colorado from 1959 to 1962. He then worked as a brakeman and conductor for CSX Railroad for thirty-five years.

Greg will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Peggy Wagner of Sawyer; one daughter, Margaret Mary “Maggie” (Jerry) Olson of Harbert, Michigan; two sons, Gregory John (Joey) Wagner, Gary Lawrence (Kimberly) Wagner, both of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Nicholas Rosenbaum, Kathryn (Payton) Aubrey, Natalie Wagner, Grant Wagner; two great grandchildren, Rylynn Rosenbaum, Miles Aubrey; one sister, Patsy (Jerry) Javier; two brothers, William (Pat) Wagner, Timothy (Joan) Wagner; three sisters in law, Mary Wagner, Janice Wagner, Joan Wagner; one brother in law, Bill Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbra Wilson; ten brothers, Eddie Wagner, Jack Wagner, James Wagner, Robert Wagner, Wayne Wagner, Ronald Wagner, Tommy Wagner, Terrence Wagner, Randall Wagner, Daniel Wagner.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 6781 Sawyer Road, Sawyer with Father Vanathaiyan Savariuthu MSFS officiating.

Mr. Wagner’s remains will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Chikaming Township where he will be accorded full Military Honors.

The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Gregory to either, Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 6781 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, Michigan 49125, or, American Diabetes Association, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, Michigan 48076.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan, 49128. Please share a memory or a message online:
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Private Condolence

Kim Chason

Posted at 12:00am
My heart goes out to each and every one of you. I only got to meet Uncle Greg once but he made a lasting impression! Such a great, fun person!
Many prayers to all!

Kim Chason

Jackie and Tom Woltman

Posted at 12:00am
Maggie and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers and hearts.

James E. Mitschelen

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for the loss of Greg.... I worked with him on the Railroad in New Buffalo and he was always a good man to be around.... he had a great Chicago sense of humor and was and it was always fun to be in his presence... he was just the type of person that I always enjoyed being with at work and he made the world just a little bit better by having been here...Greg's family and friends always came first with him and he's one of the people that I was always glad that I knew.... he will be missed....

Cindy Schultz

Posted at 12:00am
Kim, Gary and the Wagner Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.

A donation has been made in Greg's honor to the American Diabetes Association.

With deepest sympathies,

Cindy Schultz, Shana Duffy and your friends at US Bank

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