Michael Wagner, age 78, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on March 22, 2021, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 am.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 am at the church prior to the service.

COVID-19 rules and regulations will be followed including the use of masks and social distancing.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl.

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

A private family luncheon will be held following the burial.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Michael Edward Wagner was born on December 1, 1942 in Springfield, MN to Gilbert & Beatrice (Hornick) Wagner. He grew up in Sanborn. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Audrey Weber on August 4, 1962 at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Wanda, MN. Michael was a lifelong lover of farming, livestock, woodworking, gardens, trees and roses. He was engaged in sales throughout his life; he especially enjoyed meeting with people. He was involved in various school board and church committees, 4-H clubs and pro-life work. He was blessed to receive a kidney transplant from his wife, Audrey in 2003. He glorified God in his vocation as a Catholic husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey, children, Michael Jr. (Dawn) Wagner, Mark Wagner, Gina (Michael) Wilmes, Jay (Laura) Wagner, Melissa (Ron) Miller, Pamela (David) Guggisberg, Rebecca (Rick) Helget, Samuel Wagner, Anthony (Andrea) Wagner, Adam (Ruth) Wagner, Matthew (Mandy) Wagner, Andrew Wagner, Katherine (Brian) Marks, grandchildren, Mitchell (Laura) Wagner, Angela Wagner; Erin (Gary) Stroot, Jennifer Wilmes, Amy Wilmes, Emily (Taylor) Mattison, Catherine (Cody) Clark, Grace, Maria Wilmes; Christopher (Erin) Wagner, Ashley (Tim) Lowder, Michaela (Adam) Gloden, McKenzie Wagner; Zachary (fiancée Katie) Miller, Anna (Jacob) Gangelhoff, Luke, Leah, John Miller; Sr. Mary Dominic Guggisberg, Nathan (fiancée Abby) Guggisberg, Hannah (Brandon) Schmit, Gabriel, Beatrice Guggisberg; Elise (Michael) Sprenger, Molly, Megan, Dominic, Anthony, Emily, Josie, Ethan, Benjamin Helget; Henry, Charles, James Wagner; Shaelyn, Laci, Russell Wagner; Majesta, Macy, Maxton, MJ Wagner; Gabriella, Juliet, Philip, Sebastian Marks; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Theodore Wagner; Derek, Elizabeth, Jacob, Gianna, Carolyn Stroot; J.J. Wagner; Eleanor, Julia Lowder; Aiden Gloden; Clare, Lucille Mattison; Everlee Sprenger, sister, Patricia Wagner and brother, Thomas (Patty) Wagner. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, George Renner, father and mother-in-law Julius & Beatrice Weber, stillborn grandsons Aidan and Benedict and grandchildren lost to miscarriage.