John Wagner

John Wagner
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John R. “Dick” Wagner, 80, of Belleville, IL, born January 4, 1937, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Legacy Place, Waterloo, IL.

Mr. Wagner was the owner and operator of Wagner Equipment Company.  He was a graduate of St. Luke’s Catholic Grade School, a 1954 graduate of Cathedral High School, both in Belleville, IL, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, in Industrial Engineering.  He belonged to the Toastmasters Club, was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church and belonged to the Men’s Club at the church.  Dick was a U. S. Army Reserve veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Margaret M. Kassebaum, Wagner; and a sister-in-law, Marie Wagner.

Surviving are his four children, Chuck (Melissa) Wagner of O’Fallon, IL,
Michelle (Troy) Taylor of Belleville, IL,
Karen (Jim) Kelso of Fairview Heights, IL,
and David Wagner of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Benjamin, Mackenzie and Morgan Wagner,
Griffin and Gabriel Taylor,
and Amber Kelso;
a sister, Carolyn (Wayne) Munie of Collinsville, IL;
and two brothers, Ken Wagner of Belleville, IL,
and Jim Wagner of Santa Rosa, CA.

The Wagner family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Legacy Place in Waterloo, IL, The Grand Manor in Swansea, IL, and special caregiver, Tiggre Hudson, for their loving care and concern.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating. Cremation will follow the services.

Condolences Left For John Wagner

May God bless Dick Wagner with eternal life in heaven. May his family be consoled knowing this to be true as he was a good man.

Mark and Mary Lynn Kassebaum and family

mark kassebaum, Foster City , Ca., 94404


1 Comment on John Wagner

Griffin Taylor said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2022 at 2:48 PM

I will never forget you Grandpa. You were always there for me in my childhood, and I will strive to live my life well in your memory.

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