Wagner, Kevin


Kevin Wagner 42 of Hickman died June 7, 2017. Born December 7, 1974 in Lincoln, NE to Wayne & Edna (Bates) Wagner. He was baptized December 29, 1974 and confirmed March 19, 1989 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Pender. He graduated from Pender High School in 1993 where he played football, wrestled and ran track, he attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

On October 21, 2000 Kevin married Tanya Maring at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, IA. Their daughter Madelynn was born in 2000 and daughter Aubrey in 2005. From the moment he found out he was going to be a dad, his world revolved around them.† Kevin and his family were members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Kevin opened Paradise Pool & Spa in 1999 and was the owner until his death.

He was a member of the Hickman Rural Fire Department and served as assistant chief for the past two years. He enjoyed hunting and ice fishing, running, and Nebraska football, Blackhawks hockey, Bears football and Celtics basketball. He was always smiling, crossing the line and making everyone laugh.

Kevin is survived by his wife Tanya, daughters Maddy & Aubrey of Hickman, NE, mother Edna Wagner of Pender. Sister Sheri (Dan) Johnson of Thurston, nephews Zack (Samantha) and Drake Johnson, niece Karlee Johnson, Aunt Judy (Glen) Cleveland of Meadow Grove, Uncle Wayne (Susan) Bates of Mesa, AZ, and many cousins.†

He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Wagner, infant brother Scott Wagner, grandparents Harold and Hertha Wagner, Don and Gladys Bates, and Uncle Francis Bates.

Visitation will be Sunday 12-7pm. Family will be present 5-7pm at Hickman-Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Hickman. Funeral will be Monday 1:00pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Ln, Lincoln. Burial St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Pender, NE at 5:30pm. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family for later designation.

Guestbook for Wagner, Kevin

9:29AM Jun 12th, 2017
Dear Tanya, Maddy, and Aubry, Edna, Sheri and Dan, and children, and all Kevin's family and friends, our hearts are broken for you as you mourn the sudden loss of your beloved father, husband, son, brother, nephew, and friend. When we do not understand the pain we are experiencing, comfort can only be found at the foot of the cross of Christ. Jesus says, "Come to me, all who are weary, and burdened and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Prayers are with you all during this time of profound loss, uncertainty and sadness. Sending love and hugs.
Marilyn & Jim Sievert (West Bend, WI)
8:42AM Jun 12th, 2017
For Tanya, Maddy, Aubrey, and Edna - our family will be praying for you. The Lord be your strength as you begin to deal with such a loss.
Mark Wagner (Cedarburg, WI)
6:17AM Jun 12th, 2017
Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Kevin made our dream come to life when he completed our pool last year. He will be missed!
Chad, Mary, Grant, and Jackson Wells (Lincoln, NE)
8:22PM Jun 11th, 2017
Praying for the family & friends of Kevin, the firefighters he worked beside, and the community he served, who will all feel the void of his absence. I lost my father when I was 16 and know how difficult it is to lose your Dad at that age. I will be saying a special pray for Maddy & Aubrey. Gloria Smith
6:33PM Jun 11th, 2017
At the difficult time, Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Debbie Burmester (Pender, NE)
4:02PM Jun 11th, 2017
Hugs and prayers to all at this difficult time! Kevin had a huge heart for you all and for others! Hold tight to the memories and know, he is looking down upon you! You will meet again in Heaven! Peace, Love and Prayers to you all!
Doug, Connie, Ashley & Brittany Florer (Martell, NE)
2:48PM Jun 11th, 2017
May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Tanya and family, we are praying for you.
Glenna and Dennis Derr (Ashland, NE)
7:36AM Jun 11th, 2017
Kevin, your gave everything you did a 110%. You were someone that was always there if someone needed a hand, to talk, or sit back and laugh with. You will be missed.
Rhonda Baumfalk (Hickman, NE)
8:34PM Jun 10th, 2017
Tanya and Girls, you have my very deepest sympathy. Although I didn't get to see you often, and when I did, Kevin always had a smile on his face and joked with everyone. He will be so missed. I am sending my love and prayers that the memories will keep him to all. Pam
Pam Schulz Schulz (Battle Creek, NE)
6:08PM Jun 10th, 2017
Aubrey, Tanya, and Maddie, I am so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing to Heaven. Sincerely, Charlotte Brotherson
charlotte brotherson (panama, NE)
9:38AM Jun 10th, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin always made my mood light up when he serviced our pool. He spoke of his daughters and you could see how much he loved his family.
Alison Larson (Lincoln , NE)

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