Barbara (Pierce) Wagner died on May 2, 2017, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was 83 years old. She was the beloved wife of Elmer Wagner for 59 years, who predeceased her; they are together again.

Barbara was born October 13, 1933 in Wauwatosa Township, Wisconsin, to Robert and Gladys Pierce, now deceased. Barbara lived most of her life in Wisconsin, moving to Florida in 2015. Before retirement she worked as a nurse, but the roles she enjoyed most were wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara enjoyed family, traveling, bird watching, cooking, musicals, and reading. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Barbara is survived by her three children, Jeff (Connie) Wagner of Cape Coral, FL, Cindy (Larry Kaiser) Wagner of Battle Creek, MI, and Lori Wagner of Tucson, AZ. She was immensely proud of her grandchildren Ryan (Corrie) Wagner, Jeremy Wagner-Kaiser, Rachel Wagner-Kaiser, Ciara Mohr and Ethan Mohr; as well as her greatgrandchildren, Elijah, Benjamin, Noah, and Irys.

Barbara is survived by her brother James (Kristine) Pierce; and her sisters in-law Marlene Pierce and Valerie Pierce. She is predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Pierce and Robert Pierce. Barbara is also survived by her long-time friends Laverne Koll and Becky Cole.

Barbara is survived by her husband’s family in Wisconsin including his siblings, Robert (Janet) Kress, Lucille (Jerry) Hauser, Ann Marie (Conrad) Kopitzke, George (Nita) Geiser, Gerald (Shirley) Geiser, James (Phyllis) Geiser, Joseph (Pauline) Geiser, Diane (Jim) Kasper, Rita (Glen) Pingel, Liz (Dan) Herms, and Peter (Debbie) Geiser. She was preceded in death by his brother Tom.

Cremation has taken place in Cape Coral, Florida by Mullins Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Service ( In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Senior Bridge Home Care Services of Cape Coral, Florida or to the charity of your choice.

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