Herman J. WagnerNovember 13, 1927 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 91)
Memorial Mass for Herman J. Wagner, 91, Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military honors conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday with a 5:00 p.m. Vigil Service at Home for Funerals on Norfolk Avenue. Home for Funerals in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wagner passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Holmes Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lincoln.
Herman John was born November 13, 1927 in Creighton, Nebraska to his parents Joe and Emma (Meyer) Wagner. He grew up on the family farm near Creighton and graduated from St. Ludger’s Academy.
Herman served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. On September 12, 1956, Herman married Mary Colleen Becker at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Osmond. The couple raised their family on the family farm near Creighton.
In the early 1980’s, the Wagner family moved to Norfolk. Herman worked for Norfolk Public Schools and the City of Norfolk’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
His hobbies included fishing and playing cards. He was a member of American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. Herman was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish.
He is survived by his children Martin Wagner, Monica Wagner and Roger (Wendy) Wagner, five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Herman was preceded in death by wife, infant daughter Mary Ellen, daughter Laurie, and siblings Ann, Matthew, Lawrence and Rosy.