Marvin Wagner Jr., age 70, of Wautoma, passed away Wednesday evening, April 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his wife and children after a two year battle with kidney cancer.
He was born June 12, 1950 at Wautoma Hospital, the son of Marvin Richard and Carol (Sturm) Wagner. He married Carol A. Wettstein on February 16, 1974.
Marv attended Dakota School, Blader School, Wautoma (Dafoe) High School and was the first class to graduate in 1968 from the current Wautoma High School. He graduated from UW Platteville in 1972.
Marv was a man with many gifts and interests but farming, woodworking, and trucking were the backbone of his life. He taught Auto Shop class at Big North in 1980/81. Most of his spare time was spent researching history and genealogies, flying his drone, taking pictures, snowmobiling with his boys, riding and giving rides on his John Deere tractors and Gator, and traveling, both here and abroad. He especially enjoyed big family gatherings and sharing his passions with others.
Marv was active with the Waushara County Historical Society where he served as President. He served on the Waushara Board of Supervisors, Town of Dakota Board and Mayor of the City of Wautoma. Marv was chairman of the Waushara County Republican Party. He was a member of Crossroad Family Church in Wautoma.
He is survived by his wife, Carol A. (Wettstein) Wagner; his father, Marvin Richard Wagner; six children: Michelle Wagner-Marks, David Wagner, Jacob Wagner, Ben (Jennifer) Wagner, Liz (Paul) Bleier and Joey (fiancé Lindsey) Wagner; grandchildren: Malachi (Hannah), Matthew (fiancé Emily), Michael, Ian, Alex, Keira, Theodore, Aaden, Meaghan, Ella, Marcus, Faith, and [Olivia] (aged 2- 22); three brothers, Jim (Bev) Wagner, Vern Wagner, Dan (Celia) Wagner; one sister, Kathy (Cliff) Finn. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marv was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Uschan.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Crossroads Family Church in Wautoma from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Andy Bollant will officiate and burial will be at Dakota South Cemetery, Township of Dakota. A Memorial will be established in Marv’s Memory