Marilyn 'Sue' Wagner and Robert 'Bob' Wagner

Marilyn “Sue” Wagner passed away on May 13, 2019, and her husband of 74 years, Robert (Bob) Wagner, M.D., passed away on May 18, 2019. Sue was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Lake City, Iowa, and was the daughter of Joe and Dorothy McCaulley. She later moved with her family to Wyoming. Bob was born on May 6, 1925, in Denver, and was the only child of Jacob and Rose Wagner. Bob’s family relocated to Laramie soon after his birth. Bob and Sue were married on April 13, 1945, in San Francisco. Sue was a secretary during World War II while Bob served with the Navy Seabees in the Aleutian Islands and Okinawa. After the war, Bob attended the University of Wyoming and Cornell University Medical College in New York. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The New York Hospital while Sue stayed home with their growing family. Bob joined Southdale OBGyn in Edina, Minnesota, and practiced medicine there until his retirement in 1990. Throughout their lives, Sue collected children’s toy dishes, quilts and dolls; while Bob collected stamps, coins and western art. In retirement, Bob and Sue ran a small antique business called Wagon Wheels West. In 1996 they moved to Buffalo, where they built their dream home. They were members of the Union Congregational Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Sheridan. Bob was a member of Rotary and the Masonic Lodge. They moved back to Minnesota in 2014. They are survived by their three children, Ron Wagner (Cyndi Geesman) of Buffalo, William Wagner, M.D. (Emily) of Minneapolis, and Beth (Jeff) Jackelen of Fairport, New York; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They are also survived by one nephew, Bob McCaulley (Pam) and one niece, Billie Jo Psota. They were predeceased by Sue’s parents, Bob’s parents and Sue’s brother Gerald and sister-in-law Maxine. On June 26, 2019, there will be a gathering to celebrate their lives, and a private burial service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to the Johnson County Library in care of Ron Wagner, 37 Reservoir Lane, Buffalo.