OBITUARY

James L. Wagner

August 20, 1937May 25, 2013

JAMES L. WAGNER ST. JOHN, IN James L. Wagner, age 75, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Judith Wagner; sister-in-law, Diane Hezlep and brothers-in-law: Eli (Louise) Suzukovich, Bob Fleenor and Larry Ohrn. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Edith Wagner. Jimmy was born in Chicago, IL on August 20, 1937. He was a graduate of South Shore High School in IL. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was an Army Master Sgt E9 472nd CML BN S-4 Section and the 315 Field Depot Supply Directorate and Services Directorate. Jimmy worked for Kroger and Dominick's Foods in Illinois. Jimmy was a life member of VFW 717 of St. John, IN; past Quartermaster, State of IN. Chief of Staff to Jesse Murando. He was also State Guard and State Buddy Poppy Chairman. He held offices in District 1. On National level, he was National Aide-De-Camp from 1998- 1999. He loved his cats Bootsie and Mittens. He was a big fan of the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona. He was also a Chicago Bears fan. Jimmy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial gathering will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave, Schererville, IN) Services will begin Wednesday evening with the VFW 717 at 6:30 p.m. followed by the American Legion Post 369 at 7:00 p.m. Donations in Jimmy's memory may be made to Wounded Warriors (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, May 29, 2013
REMEMBERING

James L. Wagner

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May 30, 2013

Judy please except my deepest sympathy, I am so sorry, I wanted to be there for you, but, could not do it, I will be talking to you soon, hope you understand. Jim will be missed by so many.
Carolyn Huppenthal

May 29, 2013

Judy, My prayers are with you and your family. He was so sweet to me. God has another angel with him. Love Lisa

May 29, 2013

Aunt Judy,
Jimmy was a good Uncle and Brother-in-Law. Many fond memories.
He will be missed.He was best friend with my Dad for many years.
Dawn, Mom and Retired Msgt, Robert B. Hezlep Jr ( Chicago Il)

May 29, 2013

Judy, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Jimmy. He was a great man. I may not have known him long but when I ran into him he made me feel like we were friends forever. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Gladys Amos, Gas City, In.

Arnold Vacik

May 29, 2013

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

diane ohrn brundige

May 29, 2013

I am very saddened to hear of your passing. You will surely be missed by many. I keep with me some very fond memories of you. Aunt Judy, I will pray for comfort for you.
Dee Dee

Darrel & Barb Cavin

May 28, 2013

Judy please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss.Jimmy was one of a kind ,very considerate,kind and he loved you so very much.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers,if we can do anything for you please contact me.

Lt.Col. Samuel Stamper (VNVET)

May 28, 2013

Thank You Sergeant for defending our Country,a donation to fallenheroesfund.org is in order.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

May 28, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

FROM THE FAMILY