Patrick Wagener

Patrick Wagener
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Patrick Joseph Wagener was born on September 28, 1950 in Perrysburg, Ohio. He passed to eternal peace and rest with our Heavenly Father on February 10, 2021, at the age of 70. He had been residing in Willis, Texas. Patrick (Pat) was the third child born of 11 children. His childhood blessed him with a sense of humor that he infused into all of life. He was taught to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, had much respect for the path of the underdog, and carried himself always with a sense of humility. He met the love of his life, Sandy Sine Wagener, in 1964. They were married in 1972. During their 36 years together, they were blessed with four children while living in Maumee, Ohio and relocated to Texas in 1987. As his family grew, he remained their biggest fan and rarely missed one of their many events. It was obvious that his greatest sense of pride and accomplishment was in his children, grandchildren, and family. Together, Pat and Sandy led their family to a faith in a loving God that has never failed to reveal the power of a grateful heart. (Yes Dad, TGFAT. Thank God For ALL Things.) Pat, or Papa as he was affectionately known by his beloved grandchildren, was an exceptional golfer with a silky swing, loved listening to music, especially a great guitar player, and was well known for his creative engineering on home projects. Pat never met a stranger and had an affinity for providing unsolicited and often unexpected advice for the sake of making someone laugh or smile. He deeply enjoyed sharing his random knowledge on various topics which may or may not have been obtained from credible sources. He loved his chihuahuas, Cooper and Maddie, dearly; they were his constant companions. He was blessed with a witty sense of humor, had a heart of pure gold, and a great respect for nature. No matter the circumstances, Pat set out to make sure no one in the room ever felt uncomfortable or alone. He was a very kind and perceptive man. To know him was to love him. Though he was currently enjoying retirement, Pat had a long career in sales, most recently in advertising. He founded the magazine, Bentwater Life, before passing the torch to his business partner, a dear friend. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert J. (Ben) and Jane Helen Wagener. He is also preceded in death by his beloved dog, Cooper. He is survived by his best friend Sandy Wagener, along with their four children: daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Brian Anderson (grandsons James, Jack, and Wes), Maggie and Ryan O’Neil (grandsons Patrick and Matthew), and Lindsay and Travis Dreibelbis (grandsons Owen and Baby Boy D, expected April 2021); son, Patrick Jr. and Elisabeth (grandchildren Lillian, Greyson, and Grant); as well as his chihuahua Maddie. He is also survived by his brothers, Michael, Dick, and Steven (Cheetah); and his sisters, Beverly Hazard, Debbie Graham, Becky Bihn, Missy Long, Beth (Boo) Wagener, Amy Zaborowski, and Jennifer Kennedy, and their families, though living at a distance, always close to his heart. In lieu of flowers, Pat’s family would love if your next unsolicited joke or unexpected act of kindness might be done in his memory. If so inclined, donations may be made to the Texas Heart Institute in Pat’s memory. His family is honoring Pat’s wishes for no memorial service. In John 3:16 we know, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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