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Paul M. Wagner

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 1:47 p.m. CDT

Mr. Paul M. Wagner, 90, late of Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Born Jan. 18, 1922, in Chicago, Paul was the son of the late Emma (Behm) and Mathias Wagner. He was a long-time Des Plaines, Ill., resident until moving to Morris in February 2012.

Paul, a U.S. Army Veteran who served during World War II, retired from Industrial Molded Products as a tool and die maker after many years of service.

His hobbies included bowling, playing cards, and dominoes. He and his wife, Mae, also enjoyed socializing with their friends and neighbors, always looking forward to the frequent get-togethers.

Another interest, which could be described as a passion of Paul's, was spending the summer season at Leech Lake in Northern Minnesota, where many fond family memories have been made.

Survivors include his son, Paul A. (L. Joyce) Wagner of Morris; grandchildren, Matthew Robert (Dawn Marie) Wagner of Normal, Ill.,, Aaron Michael (Kimberly Ann) Wagner of Normal, Ill., Cheryl Jaska of Texas, Lisa Ryan of Florida; great-grandchildren; Taylor and Jordan Wagner, Reed, Brooke and Paige Wagner, Amanda Jaska, Robert Wagner, Tiffany Berns, Ashley and Kimberly Kratzy; one sister, Evelyn Link of McHenry, Ill.; one sister in-law, Jean Lovgen of Coral Gables, Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was peceded in death by his wife, Mae Margaret (Erickson) Wagner, who died in 2001; his son, Jimmy Roy Wagnerm who died in 2008; and his parents.

Funeral services for Paul M. Wagner will be  at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Jim McGuire will officiate.

Interment will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society or charity of donors choice.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, Nov. 23, until the time of services at 4 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Morris.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. U.S. 6 at Deerpath Dr., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 942-5040 or visit the website

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