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Jeffrey Wagner

October 20, 1955October 6, 2020
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Jeffrey G Wagner, 64, of Porter, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born on October 20, 1955 in Waukegan, IL. During Jeff’s high school and college years, he worked at St Therese Medical Center in Waukegan. Jeff graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1973 and attended the College of Lake County. He attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago and became a licensed embalmer/funeral director for 22 years. He also was a manager at Chili’s in Michigan City, IN for 18 years. Everyone loved Jeff’s smile and quick sense of humor. He painted many beautiful paintings as a hobby. He loved the theater, shopping for antiques, and cooking. He traveled in the United States and Europe with his friends and family. He was a member of the Dolton Chamber of Commerce. Jeff loved all of his dogs, especially his current pup, Sophie, who was very protective of Jeff during his illness. Jeff is survived by Eli Shannon, Tim (Sue) Wagner, Nan (Greg) Johnson, Laura (late Ken) Bittner, niece, Robin Johnson, and nieces, Rakayla and Syn’cerity and nephews, Steven and Jacob. He is preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn and Ralph Wagner and sister, Jane Wagner. Jeff was loved and respected by so many people and will be missed forever. Visitation and funeral services will be Thursday, October 15, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Woodland Cancer Center in Michigan City, IN or to VNA Hospice Care in Valparaiso, IN.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Marsh Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

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John Kisel

October 15, 2020

Jeff, what can I say. Great guy. Thoughtful, always positive. Had the pleasure to work with him at Chili's for many a year. Better place now. R.I.P. Jeff.

Linda Tuttle

October 14, 2020

Nan & family I want extend my condolences to you for the passing of your brother. May your memories of him carry you through this difficult time.

Thomas Smith

October 14, 2020

Cousin Jeff, you bubbly personality is fondly remembered from the Polo Picnics. Your quick banter always enlivened the occasions. You will be missed.

Mary Lynn Wallace

October 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing, he and his family have and always will have a very special place in my heart. I met Jeff while we were working at St Therese Hospital and that lead to many years of special memories.

My love and prayers to all.

Marcia Rose

October 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. I am going to try and make it on Thursday but will have to in between appointments.

John Wysocki

October 12, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We have been best buds since I moved into the neighborhood. Jeff, Val, and I would spend many fun times walking around Dunlay Ct. around and around and sometimes grabbing some apples from someone’s tree like thieves in the night God bless you Jeff and God bless the family so you can get through this I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it because I’m in PT Rehab right now. My love is with you all. God Bless You.

Jean Stanislawski Middleton

October 12, 2020

I’m very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Jean Stanislawski Middleton

Laura Bittner

October 11, 2020

Jeff you were a wonderful brother and I will always keep you in my heart. Jeff you were a kind caring and compassionate person
I will have Sophie do a victory lap in your honor. Love you forever Laura

Lisa Gaddis

October 11, 2020

Jeff & I worked together for the better part of 18 years. I hired him as a server because I knew he would know how to treat a guest. He was so friendly and helpful to everyone. A lot of great memories working with him & Brett. Jeff helped me get through some tough times and I will forever be grateful. He was a great artist; I'm fortunate to own one of his paintings. I know he loved his family very much. Eli, Sophie and the rest of his family, my heart breaks for you. Jeff will be greatly missed, his smile and his funny personality. Love you Jeff, I'll miss you.

Jessica Schneider

October 11, 2020

I am friends with Jeff's niece, Robin, which means I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff on a number of occasions. He had the type of personality that brought ease and joy to those around him. It was obvious how much he loved his family and adored his neice. Jeff, I am honored to have had the pleasure of meeting you. You will be greatly missed.

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