Angel Rae Hojnacki Wagner

Passed away on 2/13/18 after a courageous battle against an insidious killer, T-Cell Leukemia.

Angel was a 6th grader at Divine Mercy in South Milwaukee. She loved her school and participated in many activities including; girl scouts, student council, volleyball, cheerleading and church choir. Angel was also a student newspaper photographer. She especially loved to help at the Annual Fun Fest and often volunteered at the Milwaukee Catholic Home. Angel always looked for new challenges. She was a past member of the Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance. She loved her friends, glam and being a fashionista as far back as preschool at Seaton Children’s School. Later she appeared on stage in several productions with the South Milwaukee Youth Theater. Angel cherished her American Girl collection. She was excited to receive her very own sewing machine after learning clothing design. She took pride in soldering circuit boards, inventing bath products and creating video animations. These skills and more, were learned at Discovery World.

Angel is sadly missed by her Grandma; Theresa Owens, Papa; Ralph Hojnacki, Aunt TiTi; Caitlin Kujawa, cousin; Aubreana Del Real, Mother; Rachel Wagner, pet tabby; Minnie. Angel is survived by her brothers Warren (Lorrie), Nicholas, Alexander Hojnacki and many family members and friends.

Special love is extended to Grandma Theresa, who spent every moment at Angel’s bed side offering love, comfort, and support. Additional love and thanks is given to the Divine Mercy community for their tireless support, including Liz Dworak, Amy Kuehn, all her teachers, Angel’s 6th grade class; Andrew, Emmy, Claire, Kaylee, Emily, Anthony, Daniel, Elijah and Jon.

Thank you to Children’s Hospital staff of Hot Unit, Clinic and ICU for their care and efforts to find a cure for Angel during these last 9.5 months. Appreciation to Special Spaces, Gamerosity, Positive Every day, and Make A Wish Foundation.

We are so heartbroken that your life was shortened by this awful disease, but we know that you are now in heaven, pain free, safe, and protected by our loved ones who passed before you.

You are forever in our hearts and you will live on in our memories and prayers for eternity.

Visitation will take place on Monday, February 19 from 4-8:00 PM at Northshore Funeral Services Chapel and on Tuesday, February 20 after 9:00 AM At Divine Mercy Parish, 800 Marquette Ave., South Milwaukee 53172, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, followed by a church luncheon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Macc Fund or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to continue research.

Messages for the family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss of Angel. When I lost a loved family member in death a few years ago the scriptures Ps. 34:18 and Revelation 21:3,4 really helped me and my family cope. I hope you can find comfort in these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  • Our hearts are broken, this world has lost a beautiful precious treasure. So strong to be so young, she gave so much love & happiness to all around her. We are Blessed to have her in our lives, and when the Angels sing in Heaven, her voice will rise above them all cause the pain is no more God Bless the Family, and all the children.

  • I have been blessed to have Angel part of my life. She has shown me how to be courageous and strong and to laugh and be fashionable even when times are tough.
    Mrs. Dworak

  • Theresa,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I know that this is such a difficult time. My heart is breaking for you, I’m so sorry for you. Kevin is helping you through this and he is there for Angel.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Having to say goodbye to a child is the hardest thing any of us will ever have to do. Praying for your family during these most difficult of times.