Melvin D. “Mel” Wagner

Melvin D. “Mel” Wagner, 63 of Rock Falls died Monday August 17, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on May 21, 1957 in Sterling, IL, the son of Billy D. and Carrie B. (Trivett) Wagner. Mel worked as an auto mechanic for many years with the late Melvin Hohn and then he worked at Jesse’s Auto Repair in Rock Falls. The past 3 years he worked at Allie Locke in Dixon. Mel enjoyed following NASCAR and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; his daughter Nichole Gonzalez of Metamora, IL; his mother Carrie Blevins of Damascus, VA; his step father Bill White; his grandchildren: Cameron, Olivia and Carleanna Gonzalez; his aunt Margaret Wagner Allen of Erlander, KY.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy; his step father Herbert Blevins; his grandson Colton Gonzalez; his first wife Janet; his paternal grandparents: Ward and Carrie Wagner; her maternal grandparents: Lepord and Ollie Trivett.

Masks and social distancing will be enforced for a 50 person at a time public visitation to be held on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


Mc Donald Funeral Home – Rock Falls
1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, Illinois 61071