Age 85, passed away October 31, 2023. He was born April 17, 1938, in Joliet, IL, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Warner) Wagner. Eugene was a veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam and receiving an Expert Rifleman Badge and Sharp Shooter Badge. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years, achieving the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Eugene loved watching hockey, football and baseball. He also enjoyed puzzles, puzzle books, camping and going out to eat, and doing anything with his family.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wagner in 2021, as well as 2 brothers, Robert (Julie) Wagner and William (Loy) Wagner. Surviving are his children, Patrick Wagner and Brian (Pamela) Wagner; grandsons, Russell Bernheisel and Ryan (Lisa) Patten and 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kevin Joyce, Danny Wagner and Delwin Levasser; sisters, Ida Downs and Bonnie (Steve) Pattison; and many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing, where his family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Eugene Wagner. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.