William J. Wagner

William J. Wagner

William J. Wagner, 83 passed away December 22, 2019 after a brief battle with brain cancer.

Bill was born September 7th, 1936 in Polo (Buffalo Grove), IL son of George and Urith (Bunnell) Wagner. Bill married Nancy Yount and together they had 4 children. He was fortunate to have a 2nd wife Rowena (Mickey) Hoffman. He served as a jeep driver in Germany during his ~2 years of Army service. Bill was a hard worker and always willing to lend a hand from just helping someone move to building his first family home across from the White Pines Deer Park. No task was to big or to small from re-wiring the Polo home to moving walls, building tree houses or just painting. Bill worked many years for Kable Printing Company in Mt. Morris and the Sterling Steel Mill. He enjoyed 20 years of retirement riding motorcycles and driving his convertible. He was an avid roller skater. Bill especially enjoyed taking his family and friends out to restaurants like the Candlelight Inn of Sterling or Grubsteakers near Rochelle.

Bill is survived by his children: Michael (Carrie) Wagner, Greg (Jane) Wagner, Teresa Olsen, Steve (Penny) Wagner; Grandchildren: Eric (Nicole) Compton, Jason and Kelly Wagner, Jay Wagner, Stacey (Mitch) Hummel; Great Grandchildren: Zoey McCracken, Arya & William Compton, Addessa & Eva Hummel; Siblings: Donna Wagner, David & (Carla) Wagner.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife Nancy (Yount) Schmidt; 2nd wife Rowena (Hoffman) Wagner; siblings George Jr. (Jiggs) Wagner, Elaine Moore, Peggy Dunne, Laura Slater; Granddaughter Melanie Wagner.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 6th, 2020 at the Polo Family Funeral Home, with visitation just prior from 10:00 AM till start of service.  A reception at the Polo Town Hall to follow directly after burial.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.

Condolences may also be sent to pffh.condolences@gmail.com

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