Fern H. (Kohnke) Wagner, 93, formerly of Mayville, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday evening, December 28, 2022, at The Residence Assisted Living, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
She was born on October 5, 1929, daughter of August and Anna (Steinberg) Kohnke in Ripon, Wisconsin. Fern graduated from Fond du Lac High School. She married William (Bill) Wagner, Jr. on June 11, 1949, and had four children.
Fern and her husband, Bill, loved to go camping and they traveled throughout Wisconsin and the United States with their camper. They had many memorable adventures together while doing this along with times camping in Wisconsin Dells with their children and their families. Fern loved being with her family. She kept busy volunteering for Meals on Wheels, bowling, working in her flower gardens, playing sheepshead and other card games and bingo. She belonged to the Women’s Auxiliary at the American Legion Post #69 in Mayville. She was also a member of the Mayville Senior Center where she spent many happy hours with her many friends.
She is survived by her four children; Delores (Dee) Wagner-Okon of Oshkosh, Sandy Martinsen and her special friend Pat McCarthy of Fond du Lac, Dale (Pat) Wagner of Las Vegas, NV, and Cheryl (Michael) Sigl of Weyauwega. Also, five Grandsons: Shawn (Tracey) Okon of Oshkosh, Dan Okon and friend Kelly Krasemann of Maple Valley, WA, Adam (Heather) Schepp, of Horicon, Erik Henkel and friend Jodie Hull of Hustisford, and Jon (Jessica) Henkel of Hortonville; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a brother, Eldon Kohnke and a sister, Gladys Godfrey.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son-in-law, Tim Martinsen; one grandson, Troy Schepp; seven brothers: Art, Harvey, Gordon, Norman, Harold, Earl and Leonard Kohnke; and one sister, Marion Rychcik.
Visitation will take place at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville on Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. A private service officiated by Rev. Dean Desilet, will follow at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum Chapel in Ledgeview Memorial Park, Fond du Lac.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Residence of Oshkosh and ProMedica Hospice for their loving care they gave to our Mother.
Mom, we will miss you and you will always be in our hearts.