Virginia A. Wagner, 81

Virginia A. Wagner (nee Nickel) passed away surrounded by her family June 28, 2016. She was born May 1, 1935, in Beaver Dam to Ervin and Frieda (nee Homan) Nickel. After graduating from Beaver Dam High School she moved to West Bend and worked for the telephone company as an operator.

On Oct. 5, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Wagner, her loving husband of 58 years while raising their four children. She was an Avon Lady and a Boy Scout leader. Virginia was also employed at the West Bend Co. until her retirement.

She loved sewing, reading and doing crafts. She also enjoyed baking, playing cards and camping with her family.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Robert; her four children, Brenda (Dennis) Heinecke, Mark (Karen) Wagner, Lori (Randy) Boudry and David (Diane) Wagner; grandchildren, Jamie Chesak (special friend Troy Olmsted), Joel (Marie) Heinecke, Eric Wagner, Keith (Samantha) Wagner, Amanda Boudry (fiancÚ Angie Erickson), Nicole (Dan) Robinson, Tyler Boudry, Angie (Tony) Wilson and Tracy (Greg) Hansen; step-grandchildren, Keri (Matt) Lehn, Jake Turner and Ashley(Michael) McManus; great-grandchildren, Brendan and Collin Chesak, Mason Wagner Kaiden, Aubrie and Chase Wagner, and Holden and Bailey Hansen; and step-great-grandchildren, MeKenzie, Kennedy, Riley and Lyvia Lehn. She is also survived by her brothers, Dave Nickel and Tom (Kathy) Nickel; her sisters, Fran Mack and Kathy Westphal; her brother-in-law, Ronald (Sue) Wagner; and family member, Laurel Tadych.

She is preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Wagner; her sister, Audrey Basske; brothers-in-law, Jerry Wagner, James Mack, Mike Strupp and Bill Kirchner; and sisters-in-law, Lucille Strupp, Patsy Kirchner and Sue Nickel.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Deacon Mark Jansen presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or