Victor C. (1927 - 2006)
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Surnames: Wagner, Pfister, Dank, Gregorich
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Sept 26, 2006
Wagner, Victor C. (20 March 1927 - 24 Sept. 2006)
Victor C. Wagner
GREENWOOD -- Victor C. Wagner, age 79, of Greenwood, died with his family at his side, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
A celebration of Vic's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood with the Rev. Joseph Follmar officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Vic's family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Friday, both at the church.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
Victor was born March 20, 1927, in Sheboygan, the son of Anton and Nerina (Pfister) Wagner. He attended grade school in Cleveland, Wis., and was a graduate of Sheboygan High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1951 with an agriculture degree. He moved to Greenwood and assumed the position as a Veteran's Ag Trainer. On Aug. 6, 1952, Victor and Dorothy G. Dank were united in marriage at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. The couple resided in Greenwood and Vic taught agriculture at Greenwood High School from 1952 until 1965. In 1966, he became the county agent for dairy services at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Office in Neillsville, Wis. Vic also completed his master's degree in dairy acience through the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970 and was an associate professor of agriculture/agribusiness. He enjoyed working with area farmers and retired in 1988.
Vic greatly loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing and gardening. He was a very active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a member of the Holy Name Society. He was the original chairman of the Bishop's Annual Appeal at St. Mary's and a charter member of the St. Mary's Memorial Fund. Vic was a bank board member at Farmers and Merchants Bank for many years and a member of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a past board member and president of the Greenwood Board of Education. In addition to his extensive community involvement, he was chairman of the 1991 Greenwood Centennial Committee and helped organize and manage the Branstitter Old Streets of Greenwood Museum from 1993 to 2005.
Vic will be greatly missed by his family and many friends and will always be remembered for his wit and sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Wagner of Greenwood; his children, Mary Jo (Jim) Gregorich of Greenwood, Thomas Wagner of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and William Wagner of Phoenix, Ariz. He is further survived by his three grandchildren, Taylor and Claire Gregorich and Kyle Wagner; one sister, Sister Marie Wagner CSA of Fond du Lac; and his sister-in-law, Hazel Wagner of Cleveland, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hilmer Wagner; and his daughter, Michelle Wagner, in 1980.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Vic's name may be designated to the St. Mary's Memorial Fund.
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