Carol M. Wagner
(nee Suminski) Born to Eternal Life March 27, 2017, age 70 years. Beloved wife of Francis Wagner. Loving mother of Juliann (Scott) Christensen and David Wagner. Cherished grandmother of Claire and Nathan Christensen and Shelby and Caleb Wagner. Dear sister-in-law of Colette Suminski and Rita (Ed) Larsen. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents John P. and Regina M. (nee Zawatzki) Suminski and her brother John R. Suminski.
Carol was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Her family moved to Tichigan when she was 5 years old. She remained there her entire life. Carol went to St. Thomas Grade School in Waterford and then to Catholic Central High School in Burlington. This is where she met Fran and they became high school sweethearts. They were married for 48 years and had a true love story. Carol graduated from Alverno College with a degree in nursing. She worked for a short time but decided to be a stay at home Mom once she had children. In addition to being a great Mother and Grandmother, she was a wonderful cook and baker. She loved planting flowers and growing a vegetable garden. Carol found peace living in the country and living on the water. In addition to staying home with her children, she became a caregiver, along with Fran, to her parents and his parents and brother. Carol did this while struggling with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. She never let her health and personal struggles slow her down, prevent her from helping others or diminish the positive energy she exuded every day. She was involved in volunteer activities at church and had a deep religious faith that guided her through life. Her courage, strength, guidance, bravery and love of family and dear friends is what we will miss most but will carry with us.
Visitation Thursday April 6, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 305 S. 1st St. Waterford, WI 53185 from 2:00 PM until 5:15 PM. Mass to follow at 5:30 PM. Interment St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas School Endowment Fund or Catholic Central High School.
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