WAGNER, WILLIAM H. "BILL," 88, of Louisville, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his home.
Born in Louisville, he was a graduate of St. Boniface, St. X High School, and Xavier University and was a U S Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a fourth generation licensed funeral director and was an owner of Bosse, Embry-Bosse, and Highlands Funeral Homes, Inc. He was also the longtime secretary and treasurer of Funeral Auto Company, Inc. Bill was a long time parishioner of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church. He loved family, travel, film, art, music, poetry and the U of L Cardinals.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Miller Wagner; his children, Susan Hughes (Mason), William B. Wagner, Donna Heil (Jack), James M. Wagner, and Robert C. Wagner (Laura); sister, Mary Byrne; brother-in-law, John T. Miller; grandchildren, Kristy (Geoff), Katie (Dan), Chelsea (Jason), Eric, Elise, Molly, Gretchen, Grace and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Alice, Benjamin and Oliver; step-grandchildren, A. J. (Will) and Marc; step-great-grandchildren, George and Sam; and many loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at St. Raphael, Bardstown Rd. at Lancashire Ave. with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave., and from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John Center or Wayside Christian Mission.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2013
Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
3331 Taylorsville Rd. Louisville, KY 40205