Barbara Ann Wagner of Chesterton passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at her
home. She was 86.
Born Oct. 27, 1923 in Porter, she was the daughter of Andrew and Louise
Royko, who preceded her in death. Barbara was married to Arthur D. Wagner,
who preceded her in death in 2001.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Robert Wagner of St. Peters, Mo., and
Richard Wagner (wife Rosemary) of Burr Ridge, Ill.; brothers Andrew Royko
Jr. (Diane) and Joseph Royko; sisters Louise Stowe (husband Jim), Christine
Byrne (Ambrose), and Marian Chaney; grandchildren Jenna, Brian, Bobby and
Nicholas Wagner and Keith Ikeda; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Siorek, Frances Berndt, and Anna
Royko; brothers Frank, John, Anthony and her first brother Andrew.
Barbara was a lifelong Chesterton resident. She was a member of St. Patrick
Catholic Church and was involved in a monthly senior church group. She
worked as a welder in the shipyards in San Francisco, Calif. during World
War II. She was an avid bowler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton with Father
James Meade officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 25, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Memorials may be made to the
Porter County Cancer Society, 2502 Beech St., Unit 60, Valparaiso, IN 46383.