Wilma A. Wagner


Birth: November 25th, 1920
Death: November 21st, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence:Fairgrove
Survived By: her husband John of 74 years are her children, Richard and Carol Wagner, Barb and Lloyd Brief all of Fairgrove, Jean Colliton of Reese; 15 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Wilma A. Wagner, 91, of Fairgrove, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 21, 2012 at her home.  She was born on November 25, 1920 in Fairgrove Township, daughter of the late Austin “Pat” and Hazel Houghteling.  The former Wilma Houghteling married John Wagner on January 29, 1938.  Mrs. Wagner was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Reese.  She had enjoyed cooking, baking, going to Florida with her husband for 55 winters and spending time at their summer home in Oscoda.  Wilma’s true enjoyment was taking care of her husband and spending time with her family.  Surviving in addition to her husband John of 74 years are her children, Richard and Carol Wagner, Barb and Lloyd Brief all of Fairgrove, Jean Colliton of Reese; 15 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, one daughter, Nancy Hepfer and 4 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2012 from St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.  Rev. Prentice Tipton Jr. will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.  Wilma’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the liturgy.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Elizabeth Catholic Church



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