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Joan G Wagner

November 20, 1951 - January 13, 2022

Joan G Wagner Joan G Wagner
    January 20, 2022 | 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • January 21, 2022 | 10:30 A.M. Friday
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church 400 Cedar Street St. Charles

Joan Gray Wagner was born in Aurora, IL., on November 20,1951. She was the daughter of Edward Elisha Gray, Jr. and Lois Iverson Gray. She was raised in Bloomington, IL., where father worked at the family business, Gray Stamping. Upon the death of her father, the family moved back to Aurora, to be closer to family members from  Lisbon and Newark, IL. She graduated from West Aurora High school class of 1969. She attended Carthage College, where she met friends, she had continued to communicate with until her passing. Joan was a beautiful woman and person, with her beautiful red hair and smile to go with it. She battled long and hard with her arthritis and, most recently cancer. She had a fun personality and was, almost, always glad to participate with any party or adventure her husband Mike could think up.

She was preceeded, in death, by her father, Edward Elisha Gray, Jr., her Mother Lois Gray Mitchell (nee Iverson), and her stepfather, Jack Mitchell.

She was the best homemaker, wife, best friend, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her Very Lucky, husband of 48+ years, Mike Wagner. She also leaves behind her children, Michael J. Wagner, Jr. (Tessa Ray Wagner) of Batavia IL. Nathan Edward Wagner (Annette Luyten Wagner) of Mukwonago, Wisc. And Elizabeth Gray Wagner Freidin of Park Ridge, IL. (Matt). She had 21 nieces and nephews.

She was Grammy Joan to James Wagner, Batavia IL., Everett Freidin, Margot Freidin and Gemma Freidin, of Park Ridge, IL.

She is also survived by her sister, and best friend, Carolyn Kraft (Bob) from North Aurora, IL. And her brother Ed (Bud) Gray from Alaska.

Another Special Friend and Long- time “partner -in – crime” Jane Orr Downing, a friend since Junior High.

Besides her family, she loved gardening, and finding that “special something” at antique shops all over the world. She was an AVID Beatles Fan, from the early 60s., after having seen them perform in Cincinnati, OH., when she was a young teen.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church 400 Cedar Street St. Charles.

In lieu of flowers, Joan had requested that any donations made be made to:

Misericordia Home 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, Illinois 60660, In the name of Bobby Wagner

For further information please call Yurs Funeral Home 630-584-0060 or


Rosemary Levandowski from St Charles , IL

"So very sorry. I have some great memories. She was a very nice and fun person."

Marlene Fisher from St. Charles, IL

"Kirk and I send our Sympathies to all the Wagner’s. Joan was a Beautiful person who always Brightened my day whenever I was with her. Prayers for all of you at this Sad time. 🙏🙏🙏"

Pete Koehler from St Charles, AK

"Dear Mike and Family:Joan will be missed by all. Joan and Grace were truly best Friends.God bless all.Pete"

Brandi Bunker Fearon from Saco, ME

"Joan was a beautiful lady and we enjoyed some good times with she and Mike . I remember seeing her beautiful house and lovely gardens that she was so proud to share with us . Our prayers and Sympathies to Mike and family on the loss of a lovely lady ❤️🥰"

Jo Voorham and Yvonne luyten from Maasricht The Nederlands, AK

"So very sorry for your loss Our sympaties to all. From the Dutch family 🌹🥀 Jo Voorham and Yvonne Luyten"

Paul and Lynn Amore from Geneva, IL

"Sending our thoughts and prayers to Joan's beautiful family who filled her with joy and happiness. May the memories of her love for you provide comfort."

Mary Lynn (Heyob)Pasteur from St. Charles, IL

"Thinking of you in this very sad time. My deepest sympathy,"

John and Rhonda Weisschnur from Sycamore, IL

"Mike, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family."

Dwight, Joyce Swartwood from Whitewater , WI

"Peace be with your family. Joan was a wonderful lady and loved her family. Losing a loved one is never easy, prayers for all as you grieve for Joan."

Kathryn and Dale from Geneva, IL

"Our deepest sorrow for the loss of your Mom....Mother-in-law and Grandmother. We're here anytime....Kathryn and Dale"

Mary Jo Gaffney Kohlhagen from St charles, IL

"Rick & I are so very sorry for your loss. Joan was a lovely, beautiful woman. A person to admire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Jill Procop from Libertyville , IL

"So very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending love, prayers and peace.Love - Jill"

Lynda Fernow from Maple Park, IL

"Sending hugs to all members of the Wagner family. I have very fond memories of many fun times we shared. She was a special lady. Thanks for sharing old pics Nathan!"

Sue and Charlie Villanova from St. Charles, , IL

"With our deepest sympathy for your family’s great loss. May you find some comfort and peace during this difficult time. Joan will be sorely missed by the many friends."

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