Michael Duane Wagner
On November 6, 2020 Michael Duane “Doc” Wagner passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, at his home in Sweeny, TX. We imagined that he would have left this world riding a polar bear, firing a machine gun, and yelling “Freedom!” with explosions in the background, but instead he was abducted by aliens while driving a hummer and fighting dragons.
Michael was born during a snowstorm in Des Moines, Iowa to Bernard Louis and Edith Wagner on February 25, 1937. He grew up in Des Moines, but got to Texas as fast as he could!
Michael was a loving husband and father. He never met a stranger–he would talk about anything and everything as long as you would listen. He had so many amazing life experiences he was able to relate to everyone.
He is survived by his wife Rose; his sister Mary Lou; his children Mark, Dana, Heath and wife LaDonna; and Gabe and wife Angela; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
Over the course of his short 83 years, he was an Action Hero, Alien Hunter, Artist, Builder, Carpenter, Character, Confidant, Cop, Designer, Detective, Doctor, Expert (in about just everything), Fixer, Foreign Car Lover, Friend, Handyman, Icon, Inventor, Investigator, Mechanic, Military Man, Poet, Priest, Plumber, Renaissance Man, Sculptor, Story Teller, Truck Driver, UFO Expert, Witchdoctor, and overall Awesome Person–not unlike an Indiana Jones/MacGyver fusion. We can’t forget to include Lion Tamer, Fire Fighter, Dinosaur Wrangler, and many more.
Michael was a hero that many looked up to and aspired to become. Michael’s Celebration of Life is planned for late February 2021–details forthcoming.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.
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