Russ Wagner

                    December 31, 1969  -  August 20, 2002

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Russell L. Wagner
304 N. Dogwood Place, Sioux Falls, SD
Died: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 78 years, 2 months, 24 days

10:00 AM Saturday, August 24, 2002
First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Jack Brooks, Officiating
Jack Mohlenhoff, Organist
Jackie Boub, Vocalist
"Old Rugged Cross"
"On Eagle's Wings"
Congregational Hymn
"Amazing Grace" #547

Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD

Russ' grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Russell Leroy Wagner, son of Joseph C. and Bertha (Treat) Wagner, was born May 26, 1924 at North Lemmon, SD. He grew up there and attended grade school at Spring Butte Township, ND. He attended Lemmon High School where he graduated in 1942.

Russ was united in marriage with Arlys McCarney in 1946 at Lemmon, SD. The couple farmed until 1947 when they moved to Altamont, SD where Russ managed the elevator. From 1954 to 1959, he managed the lumberyard for Weyerhouser's at Clear Lake, SD. From 1959-1968, Russ worked for Lumberman's Supply in Watertown, SD and Sioux Falls, SD. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1963. In 1968, Russ became a manufacturer sales representative for GAF Corporation where he served for 20 years until his retirement on January 1, 1988.

Russ was united in marriage with Jean (Stowell) Woltman on October 1, 1977 at Redfield, SD.

He was a member of First Congregational Church and a past member of the Elks Club. Russ was also Past President of Tri-States Association, Past President of the Hoo-Hoo Club, and State Farmer in high school. He was awarded the GAF President's Club Award in 1982 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tri-States Association in 1996. Russ enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards, and reading. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Jean Wagner, Sioux Falls, SD; four sons, David Wagner, Sioux Falls, SD, Tim Wagner and his wife, Linda, Sioux Falls, SD, Brad Wagner and his wife, Laura, Sioux Falls, SD, Neal Wagner, San Francisco, CA; a step-daughter, Candy Boub and her husband, Tom, Yankton, SD; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Windmueller and her husband, Maynard, Lemmon, SD, Nadine Benke and her husband, Herb, Rapid City, SD; one brother, Richard Fromdahl, New London, AK; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, and two sisters.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall following the committal service.

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Born: December 31, 1969

Death: August 20, 2002

This memorial provided by:
George Boom Funeral Home Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD