William Paul Wagner, 89, of Carmel died Feb. 26 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. He was born on June 17, 1929, to Anthony and Ruth (Rice) Wagner in Detroit, Mich.
William graduated from St. Marys High School. He played basketball and football and was nicknamed Bulldog and Golden Toe. William graduated from the University of Dayton in 1951. He was married in June 1951 to Joanne, who preceded him in death in 2012. William worked at his father’s tool and die shop. He retired after 32 years with CIT Corp. William loved his golf outings in the summer with his brothers. He was a devout Catholic and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his children, William (Cheryl) Wagner, Jr., Suzanne (Mike) Varley, Carol (Gary) Reigel, Thomas (Kim) Wagner, Therese (Greg) German, Catherine (Dave) Martinez, Timothy (Marji) Wagner and Joan (Bob) Coleman; siblings, Grace Heupel, Robert Wagner and Thomas Wagner; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Wagner; siblings Tony Wagner, Jim Wagner, John Wagner, Betty Daly and Kay Flynn.