Emil was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed playing guitar, talking with friends, and keeping up with current events.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Louise Nord, Lorine Schlachter, Frances Schlachter, Emma Schlachter, and Rose Wilmes, and one brother, Edmund Wagner.
Services at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.