Wallace Jerome Wagner

June 1,1940-Sept.2,2017

Wallace Jerome

Wagner, 77, passed away

on Saturday, September 2,

2017, at Minot Health &

Rehab, in Minot, ND. His

Funeral: will be Friday,

September 8, 2017 at

11:00 a.m. at Queen of the

Most Holy Rosary Cathol-

ic Church, Stanley.

Burial: will be in Fair-

view Cemetery, Stanley.

Visitation: is Thursday,

September 7, from 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. at Springan Fun-

eral Home, Stanley. There

will be a Rosary and fami-

ly sharing at 9:30 a.m. on

Friday before the funeral.

Wally was born to

Wayne and Rita (Nichols)

Wagner in Sanish, North

Dakota on June 1, 1940.

They moved to the

Wagner farm south of

Palermo when he was a

baby. In 1950, the family

moved to Waterloo, NY to

be near Wayne’s relatives.

He received his diploma

from Central High School,

Waterloo, NY. After mov-

ing back to North Dakota

in 1961, he attended

NDCSC in Wahpeton, ND

and received his degree in

diesel mechanics. Wally

enlisted into the US Army

on June 9, 1964 and was

honorably discharged in

June 1966.

Wally valued hard work

and tried to instill those

values to the next genera-

tion. The majority of his

life, he worked as a

mechanic in Seattle, Cali-

fornia, Montana, Stanley

and Minot AFB. He also

helped with custom

combing for area farmers

and drove semi-truck.

Wally loved attending

his son, Nick’s games for

DLB Lakers, watching

sporting events of extend-ed family members or

watching his favorite

teams (Cleveland Indians

and Cleveland Browns) on

TV. He loved anything

SPORTS! More than any-

thing, Wally adored his

son Nick and stepchil-

dren, Patty and Benji.

Wally’s heart was broken

when Nick passed away

in 1991 at the age of 20.

After retirement, Wally

traveled to various places

in the US visiting family.

He also loved taking his

nieces and nephews to

Homesteader’s for break-

fast. Wally developed a

passion for buying

mid-size farm equipment

and tractors (especially

John Deere). His favorite

pastime was planting and

tilling gardens, doing yard

work, and mowing grass.

The bigger the lawn-

mower he purchased, the

happier he was. He also

loved planting the biggest

garden in Des Lacs every

year with the help of

nieces, nephews and

eventually great nieces

and nephews.

During his brief stay at

Somerset Assisted Living

facility in Minot, Wally

was often found scamper-ing around in the middle

of the night on his

scooter. This was his time

to socialize and joke/tease

with the staff.

The family would like

to thank Minot Health &

Rehab for taking such

good care of Wally. He

never complained about

being in the nursing home

and that is a high compli-

ment coming from Wally;

because, if he didn’t like

something, he would de-

finitely let you know.

Wally was proceeded

in death by his son, Ni-

cholas; brother, Dean

Wagner; sister, Karlyn

Maurer; and parents,

Wayne and Rita Wagner.

Wally is survived by:

sister, Kathleen (Larry)

Yoder of Dickinson, ND;

sister-in-law, Marilyn

Wagner, Minot, ND;

brother-in-law, Rudy

Maurer, Stanley, ND;

step-children: Patricia

(Marshall) Dobson and

Benjamin (Heidi) Lema,

Boise. ID; nieces &

nephews: Dale (Ashlynn)

Wagner, Fargo, ND, Melis-

sa (Ken) Frederick, Bur-

lington, ND, Lynnette

(Curtis) Vachal, Ross ND,

Troy (Wendy) Maurer,

Ross ND, Karla (Curtis)

Philip, Minot, ND, Wade

(Carol) Maurer, Stanley,

ND, Jason (Tamara)

Yoder, Dickinson, ND,

Bradley (Nicki) Yoder,

Minot, ND and Shane

(Janelle) Yoder, Dickin-

son, ND;

step-grandchildren: Tre-

vor Lema, Tanner

Snodgrass, and Jessica

Lema, Boise, ID; step-great

grandchildren: Link &

Tegan Lema, Boise ID;

several great nieces and

nephews and many


In lieu of flowers, dona-

tions may be made to the

Wally Wagner Endow-

ment Funds,at the Minot

Area Community Founda-

tion, 606 Burdick Ex-

pressway West, Suite A,

Minot ND 58701-4218, or

donor’s charity of choice.

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