William Frederick "Fred" Wagner

Born: Mon., Mar. 3, 1924
Died: Sat., Aug. 10, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 17, 2013

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William Frederick “Fred” Wagner, 89, of Sidney, Ohio passed away at the Pavilion Nursing Home, 705 Fulton St., Sidney, Ohio on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 3:05 AM.  He was born March 3, 1924 in Casstown, Ohio the son of Clarence and Sylvia (Buchman) Wagner and they preceded him in death.  He was married on January 15, 1955 to Eileen Boerger of Sidney and she survives along with two daughters, Sylvia Cover and husband Steve of Columbus, Ohio and Sara Skelton and husband J. Michael of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and three grandchildren, Abby Cover and Fletcher and Julie Skelton.  One sister, Doris McMullen is deceased.  Mr. Wagner graduated from Troy High School in 1942 and from the University of Dayton in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He was proud of being a Marine serving in World War II for 3 ½ years with one year in the South Pacific as a navigator-bombardier, Korean War for 1 ½ years in Japan and Korea as a navigator where he was awarded two Air Medals and also awarded eight other medals for good conduct and area medals designating duty in the Phillipines, China, Japan and Korea.  In 1979, he retired from the District 07 of the Ohio Department of Transportation with 30 years.  He served 20 years in construction as project engineer of 10 projects, including 1-70 and 1-75 and 4 years as District Deputy.  He then worked for Frantz Brothers.  He was a licensed Professional Engineer and was awarded the “Iron Man” award.  He received 25 AASHO awards.  He had an NSPE lifetime membership, was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Sidney, Sidney American Legion, University of Dayton Alumni Golden Flyer, National Democrat Party and Holy Angels Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer.  Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Fort Loramie, Ohio with full military honors.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 4-8 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM.   A Knights of Columbus service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7:45 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels School, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or Lehman High School, 2400 St. Mary’s Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the Wagner family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:  www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Maria Schulze
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family at this great time of loss of a wonderful man.

Anna Mae and Don Barhorst
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013
Eileen, you have our sympathy. God Bless you. Fred is in peace.

Inez & Dave White
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013
Eileen, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim Cox
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013
Fred was a fine man who went out of his way to help me become an engineer. I was blessed to know and work with Fred.

Marcello & Susan Cutrupi
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
We only met Fred a couple of times, but the love he had for his family could not be mistaken. May peace and love surround your family at this difficult time.

Clara McMullen Coleman
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Uncle Fred was a perfect example of The Greatest Generation. He was a fine man of few words but that could have been because of the women surrounding him! Love and blessings to Aunt Eileen, Sylvia and Sara.

Monica (Pepiot) Winemiller
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Eileen, Sylvia, and Sara,

I have a lot of fond memories from the time I spent at your house! You always made me feel welcome. And Sara spent quite a few New Year's Eve nights with me. Remember the grapes for good luck?
Fred will be missed by everyone who knew him, but we sure have another good angel to look out for us.
You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Virginia Seewer
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Hi, Eileen and all family - Fred was a man of great character...we were neighbors a while back. We were the family with stair-step kids that were always actively doing something. My sympathy to all of you. May God's mercy and graces be of comfort.

Steven & Dee McMullen
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Our thoughts are with the family. He was a good good man.

Daniel and Karen Borchers
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
So sorry to read about the passing of Fred. He was such a wonderful man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jacqueline Wooddell-Sturwold
   Posted Thu October 02, 2014
Eileen, Sylvia, and Sara,

So sorry to hear of your husband and fathers passing. He was a very nice man and will be missed by many.

Our deepest sympathy.

Jacqueline Wooddelll-Sturwold
Thomas Sturwold