“Mike” Wagner, 91, formerly of West Bend and Pewaukee, passed away
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Highlands at New Castle Place in
Mequon. He was born on June 25, 1922, in the town of Wayne to the late
Arthur and Olga (nee Mochel) Wagner. He grew up in the town of Wayne and
graduated from Mayville High School. He married Josephine Bird on July
30, 1955, in Fond du Lac. Josephine passed away on July 2, 1999.
Myron earned a Master’s of Science degree in vocational education from
the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1967. He began his teaching career
at Moraine Park Technical School in West Bend and then transferred to
Waukesha County Technical College where he taught for many years until
He loved traveling and he and his wife wintered in Mesa, Ariz., for
several years. He also enjoyed antique cars and playing cards,
especially sheepshead. Cristina Rowe and Tyler Cancel, both of
California; a brother, Rodney (Shirley) Wagner of Allenton; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Joseph Wagner,
and a sister, Presida Kempf.
A funeral service in remembrance of Myron will be held on Tuesday, March
18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington
St., West Bend, and burial will follow in Theresa Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
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