Alfred Louis Wagner, age 93, was born July 1, 1919. He passed away at his home on April 23, 2013. He was the eldest son of Clarence Emery Wagner and Ella Martha (Koerber) Wagner who both preceded him in death. On June 18, 1942 he was united in marriage to Pauline Leach at her parent’s home in Norborne, Missouri.
To this union eight children were born: Barbara Jean Wagner (deceased); Owen Wagner and wife Bev of Linn, MO.; Janice Branson and husband Don of Marthasville, MO.; Joanne Waterman Rios and husband Gil of Ashburn, VA; Janell Henry of St Joseph, MO.; Jane Koch Honse and husband Wesley of Vienna, MO.; Janet Johnson and husband Eric of Vienna, MO., and Everett Wagner and wife Debbie of Vienna, MO.
Alfred served in the Army Air Force, European Theater during World War II. He received three bronze stars and received the rank of First Sergeant. After service Alfred bought his grandfather, A.C. Wagner’s family farm where he was born and has resided there sixty seven years. He worked at Quaker Window Products in Freeburg, Missouri but his main occupation was farming.
Alfred Wagner was a member of Vienna Masonic Lodge #94; Rainbow Chapter 263 OES; Big Spring Lodge #237 I.O.O.F., St. James, Missouri; Rolla York Rite, Rolla, Missouri; Valley of Columbia Scottish Rite, Columbia, Missouri, and Abou Ben Adhem Shriners, Springfield, Missouri. Alfred was a member of the American Legion Post 12, Vienna, Missouri. He was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, Vienna, Missouri.
He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara; his parents, Clarence and Ella Wagner; three sisters: Gladys Wagner, Rosetta (Wagner) Williams, and Elsie (Wagner) Whalen. Those left to mourn his passing are Pauline (Leach) Wagner, his wife of 70 years. His seven children, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, his brother, Clifford Wagner, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host friends. All will miss his humor, stories, and enjoyment of life.
His visitation will be Thursday April 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Vienna United Methodist Church. Funeral Service will be Friday April 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Vienna United Methodist Church followed with burial services with military honors at Rader Cemetery, Vienna, Missouri.
On-line condolences may be entered on the funeral home website www.jonesfunerals.com All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.