Don A. Wagner

Don A. Wagner

 

Don A. Wagner, age 69, of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Aurora Bay Care Hospital in Green Bay.

 

Don was born in Oconto Falls on June 3, 1948, a son of the late Waldemar and Lorraine (Andersen) Wagner.  Following his graduation from Gillett High School in 1966, Don attended Southern Polytechnic State University until he was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He received numerous medals and decorations including the National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars.  He was honorably discharged in 1972, and returned home to Gillett.

 

Don went to work for Wagner Gas & Electric and eventually assumed ownership until his retirement in 2008.  He was married to Judy (Winkler) on June 30, 2001. Don was an avid and enthusiastic hunter and fisherman.  His hunting and fishing trips took him annually to Canada and as far away as New Zealand.  Don was a “Life Member” of the Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  In addition to traveling extensively, Don also loved spending time with his grandkids.  He will be sadly missed.

 

Don is survived by his wife, Judy, his son Christopher (Heather) Winkler of Webster City, IA, his brothers Mark (Arlene) Wagner of Mohnton, PA and Paul (Mary) Wagner of Waldo, WI.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law Mildred Winkler of Suring, his in-laws: Shirley Lusk, Helen Smith, Edwin (Joyce) Winkler, Barb Winkler,  Gene (Ellen) Winkler, Randy (Peggy) Winkler, Ricky (Sandy) Winkler, Bonnie (Ken) Juza, Debbie (Bryon) Huffman and Hoyt Blanchard.  Don also leaves his grandchildren Dayton and Kaitlyn Winkler and his god-children: Heather Winkler, Kathryn Winkler, Ethan and Lucas Monroe.  Don is further survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as other relatives and friends.

 

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Edwin Winkler, sisters-in-law Debbie Wagner,  Dorothy Blanchard, Mary Sell and Brother’s in law John Smith and Robert Winkler.

 

Family and friends may call on the family on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (101 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will be held at 11 AM with the Reverend Kent Wallace officiating.  Interment with full military honors will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

 

Don and Judy want to thank Derek (Sarah) and Daren (Veronica) Wagner for all of the wonderful outdoor adventures! Also thank you to Paul and Mark Wagner for all the great hunting and fishing trips. The memories will live on forever.

Visitation

Monday, October 2, 2017

4 to 8 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:30 to 10:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church

101 W. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Funeral Service

St. John’s Lutheran Church

101 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124

11 AM

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Graveside Service

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery

Old 22, Gillett, WI 54124

12 Noon

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

 

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Kathy Gilligan

Kathy Gilligan

Kathleen L. (Alto) Gilligan, age 73, Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

 

Kathy was born in Waukegan, IL on August 25, 1944, one of two daughters of Runnar and Catherine (Walsh) Alto.  In earlier years, Kathy farmed and later worked as a cook at OJ’s Restaurant and as a waitress at Yancy’s Restaurant.  She eventually retired from Seneca Foods.  Kathy enjoyed trips to Wisconsin Dells to visit family and loved her dogs.  She will be sadly missed.

 

Kathy is survived by her husband, Dennis “Denny” Gilligan of Pulcifer; her daughter, DeAnne (the late Joseph) Glime of Florida; her sons: Randy (Christi) St. Louis of Oconto Falls, Greg St. Louis of Fond du Lac, Andrew (Laurie) St. Louis of Coleman, Kris St. Louis of Bonduel and Daniel (Tanya) St. Louis of Fond du Lac.  She also leaves her grandchildren: Matthew (Shelly), Kaitlyn, Laikyn, Brailyn, Hailyn, Brianna (Ian), Cassie, Ethan, Lincoln, Harrison and Arthur.  Kathy is further survived by a great-granddaughter, Alice, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jean (Ken) Hall.

 

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5 to 6:45 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will follow at 7 PM with the Reverend Kent Wallace officiating.  Final rest will be at Olin Cemetery, Springville, WI.

 

The family sends special thanks to the staff and residents at Woodland Village of Gillett as well as the staff and nurses of the ICU and the 8th Floor at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

 

For more information or to leave an on-line condolence for the family, please visit LegacyFuneralChapels.com or call (920) 855-2144.

 

Services

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Visitation

Friday, September 8, 2017

5 to 6:45 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 8, 2017

7 PM

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Olin Cemetery, Springville, WI

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