OBITUARY

Joseph W. Wagner

August 9, 1979April 28, 2018
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Joseph William Wagner, 38, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home in Peoria.

He was born August 9, 1979 in Peoria, IL to William and Gail Wagner Jr. He is survived by his parents, William H. (Dawn) Wagner Jr. of Creve Coeur and Gail Lee (Randy Barnard) Wagner; fiancé, Megan Gillhouse of Peoria; three sons, Conner, Reed and Quinn Wagner; two siblings, Jason Wagner of Morton and Michelle (Donny) Tovrea of Creve Coeur; step-sister, Kelsi Wagner of Canton; paternal grandparents, William and Virginia Wagner Sr. of East Peoria and maternal grandparents, Charles and Vera Ray also of East Peoria, two nieces and two nephews.

Joseph worked as a Mechanic for Pennell Fork Lift Services and raced stock cars (21J) at several area tracks. He enjoyed racing, fishing, playing with his sons and spending time with family and friends.

A visitation will be on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm with a funeral service at 7:00 pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his children.

Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • William H. (Dawn) Wagner Jr. and Gail Lee (Randy Barnard) Wagner, Parents
  • Megan Gillhouse, Fiancé
  • Conner, Reed and Quinn Wagner, Sons
  • Jason Wagner and Michelle (Donny) Tovrea, Siblings
  • Kelsi Wagner, Step-Sister
  • William and Virginia Wagner Sr., Paternal Grandparents
  • Charles and Vera Ray, Maternal Grandparents
  • ~ two ~, Nieces
  • ~ two ~, Nephews
  • DONATIONS

  • an educational fund for his children

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joseph W. Wagner

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Alyson Windland

May 2, 2018

Oh my goodness, there are not enough words to say how sorry I am about your loss. Joe (along with Jason) spent a lot of time at our house whenever they were at Grandma and Grandpa Ray's. They were like sons to us....such great, kind, caring guys. RIP Joe!

jim carter

May 1, 2018

Great memories of Joe as being a good guy to be around. I think it was back in the 90's; Joe had been driving truck in "mud drags"? I put him in one of my race trucks at Spoonriver; I think it was his first race in a full bodied race car on an oval racetrack? Rest in peace, Joe; you will be missed. Jim Carter

Linda Remondi

May 1, 2018

Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Sincerely Linda Remondi

Dee Benway

May 1, 2018

Gail, it's with deep sorrow that I saw your son Joseph has passed. My hope and prayer is the Lord will give you grace, peace and understanding through these difficult times. Both Lynn and I will keep you in our prayers.

Jeff Tolliver

May 1, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Joe's family, friends and loved ones. I'll miss seeing you at the track... R.I.P.

Michael McNelis

May 1, 2018

RIP Joe Wagner. My condolences to Wagner family! I was truly stunned and still lost for words since I heard the news...I am so very sorry Megan Gillhouse for you and the boys. Prayers to Jason Wagner and Wagner family, he was taken from us way too soon. My family will miss seeing him at Peoria Speedway. #21JflyHigh.

Margaret Schoenman

April 30, 2018

Joe and his brother volentered in the TMH class at East Peoria High School .He was the best when it came to the students . He bonded with several of them. I am saddened by his passing and give my condolences to the family. Rest in peace Joseph and may God be with you. Margaret Schoenman

Mike Walraven

April 30, 2018

Joe Wagner was a great guy. He was always smiling and joking around. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was a caring person and loved his family. Heartfelt condolences to Megan Gillhouse, Conner,Reed,Qwuinn, and all the Wagner family. R. I.P. Joe. Turn left at the oval in the sky.🏁🏁🏁.

Penny Decker

April 30, 2018

Dear Wagners,
We are so sorry for your loss of Joe. Words are just not enough. We have such great memories of when we lived next door. You helped us know what to do with our kids. Love and hugs to all.
Roger and Penny Decker

Jen Bingamon

April 30, 2018

Joesp.... I will always be here for Megan and the boys. You were my go to man... and it really sucks to lose such a great friend. You were like a brother to me and my heart is broken. Love you so much Joe.... I’ll see you when I get there.

Biography

Joseph William Wagner, 38, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home in Peoria.

He was born August 9, 1979 in Peoria, IL to William and Gail Wagner Jr.

He is survived by his parents, William H. (Dawn) Wagner Jr of Creve Coeur and Gail Lee (Randy Barnard) Wagner; fiancé, Megan Gillhouse of Peoria; three sons, Conner, Reed and Quinn Wagner; two siblings, Jason Wagner of Morton and Michelle (Donny) Tovrea of Creve Coeur; step-sister, Kelsi Wagner of Canton; paternal grandparents, William and Virginia Wagner Sr. of East Peoria and maternal grandparents, Charles and Vera Ray also of East Peoria, two nieces and two nephews.

Joseph worked as a Mechanic for Pennell Fork Lift Services and raced stock cars (21J) at several area tracks. He enjoyed racing, fishing, playing with his sons and spending time with family and friends.

A visitation will be on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm with a funeral service at 7:00 pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his children.

Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com