Mr. Wagner was born on January 25, 1930 in Kendallville, the only child of Maurice G. and Ada M. (Koenig) Wagner. He spent his formative years there, and graduated from Kendallville High School in 1947. As a young man he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was married in Kendallville on August 2, 1953 to Carol D. Marks.
Employed for 41 years at General Electric in Fort Wayne, he retired from there in 1988 as a manufacturing engineer. He and his wife spent most all of their married lives in the Huntertown area. He was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church in Huntertown, and in his leisure time enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities and woodworking. Most especially, he loved and cherished his family.
The surviving relatives include his wife, Carol, to whom he was married for over 59 years; two children, Wendy Wagner of Kouts and Robert (Leanne) Wagner of LaOtto; three grandsons, Landon (Amy) Wagner of Columbia City, Austin (Samantha) Wagner of Richmond, and Benjamin (Katie)Wagner of Churubusco; six great-grandchildren, and one soon anticipated great-grandchild.
His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012, at Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Dr., Huntertown, with Pastor Joe Fichtner, officiating.
The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service Monday morning.
Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Huntertown Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Our Hope Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 365, Huntertown, IN 46748; or Provena Sacred Heart Home Alzheimer’s Unit, 519 N. Main Street, Avilla, IN 46710.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Wagner’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.