William "Bill" L. Wagner
1938 - 2013, Summerland
William ”Bill” L. Wagner ,75, died peacefully at home in Summerland, CA on December 18, 2013 with his loving wife and companion of 30 years, Kathleen, his daughter Diana, daughter-in-law Connie, niece Shannon and close friends by his side.
Bill was born in Denver, Colorado on May 7,1938. He entered the US army in August of 1957 where he proudly earned his paratrooper wings with the 82nd Airborne Division. After an honorable discharge in August of 1960 he worked in Nevada at the nuclear test site. After leaving Nevada he moved to San Diego, Ca and then on to Santa Barbara, Ca where he worked in the printing business for many years before retiring.
After his retirement Bill enjoyed sports, camping and traveling with his wife and canine companions. Bill loved the outdoors especially the night sky. His wit, humor and knowledge of airplanes and World War ll were always the source of a great conversation with Bill.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen Crean Wagner, his canine companion, Luc/Boy, daughters Diana(Connie Arevalo)Wagner and Kimberly Wagner, his first wife Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Bill’s wonderful life will be held at Lookout Park in Summerland, Ca on Saturday January 25,2013 at 12 noon to share stories, memories and the love we had for him.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.