Marian Wagner
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 14, 1936
  • Date of passing: Sep 26, 2015

Marian Wagner, wife, mother, grandmother, artist and devout Catholic died Saturday, September 26, after battling illness for over a year. She fought until the end, when all five of her children were by her side.

She was born Marian Agatha Fritz on August 14,1936 in Chicago, IL. She spent 52 years in the city where she was raised, graduated from DePaul University, married the love of her life and mothered five children. She and her husband, Paul, retired and moved to Berryville, AR, where she fell in love with the beauty of the Ozark Mountains. Eventually she and Paul returned north to be closer to their growing number of grandchildren. She spent her last years living in Hebron, IN. 

A lover of art and culture, she delighted in painting, listening to classical and jazz music and taking long nature walks. She taught school, worked for the Social Security Administration and decorated cakes, amongst several other occupations. 

She will always be remembered for her kind and giving heart, rarely thinking of herself, often sacrificing for others. Although never enjoying an abundance of wealth, Marian’s devout faith led her to give to many charities.

Marian is preceded in death by her brother James V. Fritz and her husband Paul J. Wagner. She is survived by her five children, Paul Jr., James (Soula), Peter (Tiffany), Cecelia (John) and Andrew (Casey), as well as her eight grandchildren, J.R., Alexi, Angela, Victoria, Veronica, Katie, Lilli and Jack.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Cancer Society in Marian’s honor by clicking here:


The memorial mass will be October 24 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bolingbrook, IL.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
1501 West Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL, US, 60490

There will be a memorial luncheon following at 11:00 AM at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Dr.
Bolingbrook, IL, US, 60490
RSVP by October 13 for the luncheon to Pete Wagner at 616-406-9961 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Angela Schleter on 24th October 2015

"Dear Paul, James, Peter, Cecelia, Andrew and family-

We are so very sorry for your loss.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for sharing such a beautiful celebration of your mom's life.  She is truly an inspiration.  May God's loving blessings be forever with you.
The Schleters ( Dan, Angie, Nick, Luke, John and Grace)"

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Cecelia Wagner


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