Everett G. Wagner, 88, of Marshall, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Doug Franklin will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.
Born Nov. 6, 1916, in Bagley, Iowa, he was the son of the late Lewis E. Wagner and Julia Ann Shafer Wagner. On Feb. 19, 1938, in Bloomfield, Iowa, he married Pauline Harshbarger, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1993, moving from Blackwater, where he had lived for 40 years, previously living in the state of Iowa. He was a contractor and carpenter for many years. He was a 40-year member of Blackwater United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and was currently a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. He served as mayor of Blackwater for 10 years, served on Blackwater City Council, helped organize the Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department and served as fire chief for 13 years. He was past president of Blackwater Lions Club, a 4-H leader and taught woodworking.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Elaine Gibson of Marshall and Karyl Stoehr of the home; one son, Lewis Wagner of Gladstone; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ollie Dawson and Opal Bane.