2012-01-05 / Obituaries

Louis Edwin Wagner

August 7, 1924 - December 29, 2011

Mr. Wagner passed away the morning of Thursday, December 29, 2011 at his niece’s home in Lexington, Texas.

Louis Edwin Wagner was born on August 7, 1924 in Clifton, Texas to Reinhold A. & Wilhelmina (Harms) Wagner. He was baptized on August 14, 1924 in Clifton, Texas and confirmed on March 21, 1937 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Houston by Rev. Arthur J. Meyer. His confirmation verse was Titus 2:11 “ For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men.” Louis served in the U.S. Army Air Force from November 3, 1942 until receiving his Honorable Discharge on October 20, 1945 having obtained the rank of Corporal. He was united in marriage to Wanda Wynell Frost on April 18, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Houston. Louis was employed as a sheet metal worker for E & C Sheet Metal in Houston for many years. His passion was freshwater fishing on a semi- pro level, gigging frogs, goose and dove hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed watching football and baseball.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Wanda and his siblings, Otto Wagner, Robert Wagner, Margaret Wagner Hillegeist, Flora Wagner Bell, Dorothea Wagner Kurkey, Rose Wagner Gretson and William Wagner.

He is survived by his niece, Carol & Floyd Gilmore of Blue; great niece, Ramona & Michael Castillo of Lexington; great nephews, Jack & Susan Gilmore of Blue, Charles Bell of Houston and Tommy Price of Willis; two great, great nephews; five great, great nieces and one great, great, great nephew.

The Wagner family would like to thank Aseracare Hospice and especially Roxie Bennett, Sara Lara, Kerry Campbell and Mike Fritz for their care of Louis.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial was in the Earthman’s Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.

Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Gilmore, Jack Gilmore, Charles Bell, Michael Castillo and Anthony Castillo.

Memorials may be made to Aseracare Hospice of the charity of one’s choice.

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