Nicholas Wagner, Jr., age 88, of Dryden, Michigan died Friday, May 14, 2021 at McLaren Flint Region Medical Center of Flint, MI. Nicholas Wagner, Jr. was born May 1, 1933 in Royal Oak, MI. He was the son of the late Nicholas and the late Mary (Nehmer) Wagner, Sr. He grew up in Royal Oak and was a graduate of Royal Oak Dondero High School, Class of 1951. Nick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Patricia Catherine Daley on March 4, 1960 in Capac, MI. Pat died on early Saturday morning, May 15, 2021 within 24 hours of Nick’s death. Nick and Pat have lived in the Dryden area on the family farm since their marriage.
Nick was a plumber for John E. Green Plumbing Co. in Royal Oak working in Commercial Construction in the metropolitan Detroit area for many years. After retirement, Nick enjoyed helping out around the family’s Centennial Farm and running the grandchildren around the farm on the “Gator.” He liked to hunt (moose and bear) and fish (especially fishing trips up into Canada). Sundays were special as Nick would make piles of pancakes at their home for the whole family. He was a member of the Dryden Vets Group.
Nick is survived by his son, Allen (Linda) Wagner of Dryden, MI; daughter-in-law, Claudia Larson of Waterford, MI; sister, Phyllis Letson of Royal Oak, MI; sister-in-law, Nancy Wagner of Dryden; brother-in-law, Ray Norton of Howell; grandchildren, Brian (Sara) Larson, Mike (Rebecca) Larson, Ashley Wagner, Allison Wagner, Mercedes West, Andy (Jennifer) Wagner; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pat and Nick were preceded in death by sons James Larson and Craig Wagner, Sr.; grandson, Craig Wagner, Jr.; sisters and brothers and in-laws, Joan (Charles) Willwerth, Shirley (Wagner) VanBuskirk, Josephine (Wagner) Massimilla, Blanche (Wagner) Kozlowski, Marie (Wagner) Norton and John Wagner.
A graveside service for Pat and Nick will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2021 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Mulholland St., Dryden, MI. Reverend Ron Rouse, pastor of the Attica United Methodist Church will officiate. Their burial will immediately follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden.
The family will be available for visiting hours from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021 and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
Friends may gather in the south section of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden a little before noon for the graveside service.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Wagner families.