Date of Death: January 23, 2020
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, with Pastor Derl Keefer officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
William “Bill” Jesse Wagner, 46, of Round Lake, IL and formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on January 23, 2020.
He was born March 30, 1973 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert and Kathleen (Anderson) Wagner.
Bill graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1991; he attended Glen Oaks Community College for a year before graduating from Western Michigan University.
While at Western, mutual friends introduced him to Kristine “Kristy” Wick. The couple married in 1999.
While in Three Rivers, Bill held many jobs including pizza delivery driver, gas station employee and janitor. After moving to Illinois, he worked as a photo specialist at Walgreens.
“Panda Bear” was a trivia whiz who enjoyed collecting coins, gems and Beanie Babies; writing poetry; and playing board games as well as card games such as Sheepshead and cribbage.
Remaining to cherish Bill’s memory are his wife, Kristy Wagner; parents; brother, Robbie Wagner of Round Lake, IL; aunts, Lorraine Anderson of Three Rivers and Karen (Ric) Bogerd of Grand Rapids; father-in-law, Thomas Wick of Northfield, IL; sister-in-law, Cynthia Wick (Rod Gomez) of Baltimore, MD; brother-in-law, Kevin Wick of Seattle, WA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Paulyne Wagner and Harold and Juanita Anderson; mother-in-law, Barbara Wick; grandparents-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Kristy Wagner. Envelopes are available at the funeral home in care of his arrangements.
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I’m just now finding out about this. I remember Billy from when I was young kid. He and Robbie lived behind my aunt’s. I really connected with those guys. Billy was a great guy and very informative about things in general and specifically geek stuff like games and such. What a good soul. He’s always missed.
Kristy and Rob,
I am still in shock, even a year and a half later. I will always remember the good times we had playing Pathfinder, and just shooting the breeze.
Bob, Kathleen & Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss.
During these trying times,
remember all the “fun” times & Billy’s
great sense of humor.
Prayers & hugs,
David & Denise Miller