Heinz Johann Wagner, age 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He entered this world on October 3, 1943 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany, born to Maria Wagner and Wilhelm Emil Christmann. Heinz was a member of the German Armed Forces, and ended his working career as Engineer as Managing Director of a Chemical Company.
He is survived by his spouse, Juana Diaz de Wagner; daughter, Dr. Carmen Solano and husband, Mike; son, Karl Heinz and wife, Marilyn Wagner; son, Martin and wife, Bettina Wagner; and his brother, Karl-Peter Schneider.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lucian and Josef Mogle; Kian and Tobias Wagner; Niki Hennig and wife, Tamara Laehn; Liz and T.J. Myers, Katie Solano, Matt and Karen Mandel, and Josh Carter; and great-grandchildren, Collin, Nico, and Brendon.
A vigil service with a rosary prayer and Celebration of Life event will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - Westside. Cremation will take place, with a Catholic Service planned in the last week of July.
- Siblings epitaph -
When you want to contribute to an obituary, you typically ask yourself: What are the first things that come to your mind regarding the person that left you, or left us? We were surprised to realize that, when thinking and reminiscing about our father, automatically we had to think about our mother as well. It is almost impossible for us siblings to think about the good things of one, and not to also think about the other partner at the same time.
We guess this means that the first thing that comes into our mind when we think about our dad, is my parents being a unity. A couple living in harmony and perfect balance. Not because they were the same (on the contrary, they were very different), but because they complemented each other seamlessly. Yin and Yang, su media naranja, Deckel fuer den Topf, or however you may want to call it....
We do not remember my parents shouting or fighting, not a single time. Of course, there was the obligatory arguing, which grew louder with time, when they grew older. We guess not because the discussions became more heated, but because mainly their hearing was becoming poorer. Or maybe it just was another way to show affection...
Apart from the big love they felt for each other (both thinking that they had won the lottery with their partner), we think the main reason for the harmony was the immense respect they felt for and showed to each other.
There are many things for which we are grateful to my dad, to my parents: a wonderful and exciting childhood, giving us the chance to get an excellent education, a safe and beautiful home. A positive but ethical upbringing, introducing us to the Christian faith, and support in every aspect of our lives. Also in encouraging us to try out things, even if they had to suffer consequences. Especially if they never had those things themselves, for example all types of sport and musical instruments.
But the most important thing is that they lived as an example to us. An example that we hopefully will be able to pass on to our children.
That, when time comes, and we look at our grandchildren, we see the good things from our dad, reflected in them.
In loving memory, in reverse order of production
- Carmen, Martin and Karl Heinz
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