Raymond Clarence Wagner age 87 went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 12, 1933 to Melvin and Florence Wagner.
Ray graduated from Central Catholic High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, and later worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Buffalo District in Point Place. He received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service after 47 years of service with the Army Corps of Engineers. Ray married his love, Loretta and they were married for 63 years. After retirement, Ray stayed young as he and Loretta cared for the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that filled their home.
Ray’s greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Navor); his sons Raymond (Cynthia) and Don (Jenny); grandchildren Andrea (John) Derian, Ray (Amie) Wagner, Lisa (Andy) Borchardt, Christina (Zach) Hartman, Hannah Twining, and Danielle and Gabby Wagner; great-grandchildren Mattison Grimsley, Raymond and Ava Wagner, John and Max Derian, Carter, Grant and Brooklyn Borchardt, and Amelia and Chloe Hartman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Jack, Mel, and Bill; his sister Jean; and his daughter-in-law LeeAnn.
Ray was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place. He was a diehard hockey fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Toledo’s local teams through the years from the Mercurys to the Walleye. He even coached youth hockey leagues. He enjoyed boxing in his younger years, and relaxing at Bear Lake later in life.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with praying of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 11 a.m. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors in Toledo Memorial Park.
Those paying their respects are asked to keep their visit brief, wear a mask, and respect social distancing guidelines. Memorial donations may be given to St. John the Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be shared at www.sujkowski.com.
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