Wanner Christopher F. Wanner, 61, of Columbus, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. He was born July 8, 1954, in Columbus to the late Richard A. and Constance M. Wanner. He graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School and continued his education at The Ohio State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. in education. He began his career in 1975 with the Ohio State School for the Blind, where he worked as an instructor, department coordinator and principal. He joined the Westerville City Schools as Director of Pupil Services in 1987 and held several critical leadership positions during his 23-year career with the district, including Director of Labor Relations/Human Resources, Interim Superintendent, and Chief of Administrative Services/Assistant Superintendent. Ever dedicated to education, Chris continued to work when called upon as a substitute administrator for Westerville City Schools following his retirement in 2010. He belonged to and held leadership positions in several professional organizations, including the North American Association of Educational Negotiators, National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators, and Buckeye Association of School Administrators. He loved his community and dedicated his time, talents and resources to several local non-profit organizations in support of their efforts, including the Westerville Education Challenge executive committee and Boots & Barbecue planning committee. In 2010 the Westerville Education Association honored him with its President's Award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to the Westerville City Schools. Known as "Pops" to his children and grandchildren, Chris was revered as a person who would do anything for anybody. Combining his love for his family and cooking they often enjoyed wonderful meals together. Times like that will be greatly missed. He is survived by his children, Kevin (Katie) Wanner, Chad (Ashley) Wanner, and Brett (Angie) Wanner; siblings Rick (Rita) Wanner, Craig (Kathy) Wanner, Keith (Joan) Wanner, and Mary (Dan) Bland; aunts, Carol Shackleton, Carrol Wanner, and Delores Wanner; grandchildren, Grady (6), Lindy (3), and Gianna (1 week); several nieces and nephews; and grandpuppies, Cooper and Vinny. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on January 19, 2016, at SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME, 6699 High Street, Worthington. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on January 20, 2016, St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43235. Memorial contributions in Chris' memory may be made to a scholarship fund to benefit his grandchildren. Checks may be made payable to "For the Benefit of Chris Wanner" and dropped off at any 5/3 bank. To share condolences or memories with the family, please visit www.schoedinger.com.