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Gerald Wagner

Gerald Wagner

1936 - 2023

Gerald Leroy Wagner age 87 of Metz passed away October 5, 2023, at home.

He was born on August 15, 1936, in Rogers City to Anthony and Louise (Kohsman) Wagner.

Gerald graduated from Rogers City High School in 1955.  He enlisted in the Navy where he served for 3 years on the supply ship U.S.S Alstede. After his service in the Navy, he returned home and married Yvonne (Hein) on August 15, 1959, at St. Dominic Catholic Church. He attended Barber school in Detroit and after graduating he accepted a job in Farwell, Michigan where he worked for several years. Returning to Rogers City, he sailed for 2 years before working at the Plastic Plant (Cadillac Products), and established Jerry’s Barber Shop in Hawks.  Eventually he got a job at Michigan Limestone Operations (Calcite), where he retired from in 1995. After retiring Gerald continued to cut hair at his barber shop in Hawks, eventually closing it after 50 + years. He was a very active member of St. Dominic Catholic Church with his wife Yvonne.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed hunting, woodworking and traveling.

Mr. Wagner is survived by his four sons; Gerald (Anna) of Rogers City, Robert of Metz, Richard (Kikki) of Rogers City and Mitchell (Lori) of Saginaw; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; two siblings, Wallace (Joan) of Traverse City, Harlan of Utica.  He is also survived by many in-laws and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Louise; wife, Yvonne; daughter Valerie; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Thelma Wagner, sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Jack Venzloff, brother Delmar, and sister-in-law, Rose Wagner.

Friends may visit St. Dominic Catholic Church on Friday, October 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. through the time of his memorial Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Charlie Donajkowski officiating.

Rogers City VFW Post 607 will offer a military tribute immediately following.

Interment will follow at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Dominic Catholic Church or McLaren Hospice in memory of Gerald Wagner.

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