David J. Wagner, 74, formerly of Utah passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Mary Greely Medical Center Ames, IA.
A visitation will be 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. Funeral services and military rites will take place in Utah with Lindquist Mortuaries.
Dave is survived by his wife, Cindy; children, Dawn (Steve) Scholtec of Hooper, UT; David Jr. of Plain City, UT; Georgia (Tory) Judd of Syracuse, UT; Kenny (April Summers) of Lehi, UT; step-children, Kelly Craig, Mallory Boge, and Ryan Craig; grandchildren, Amanda, Chantel, Jeff, Parker, Gracie, Steven, Matthew, Brandon, Dakota, Gage, Cash, Kauter, Daryn, Josh, and Trae; great-grandchildren, Colt, Caysen, Cohen, Aizik, Avery, Kyren, Beatrice, Brennon, Beckett, and Lilah; step-grandchildren, James, Johnny, Alexia, Mae, Jackson, and Carter; siblings, Ken Wagner of Medford, MN; Janey (Gene) Smith and step-father, Waldo Dohman both of White Bear Lake, MN
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn (Huemoeller); father, Kenneth Wagner and brother, Richard.
Dave was born January 18, 1947 in Fairmont, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in southern Minnesota. After graduating high school, Dave joined the United States Air Force. He was a career service member and a proud Vietnam veteran. In 1968, he was united in marriage to Mary Lillian Johnson. The couple raised their family on numerous Air Forces bases but called North Dakota and then Utah their home. After serving in the Air Force, in aircraft maintenance Dave retired in 1986 with an honorable discharge as a Senior Master sergeant. In the late 90s, Dave worked as a maintenance manager at Nestle Purina, Fort Dodge. In 2003, Mary passed away. He was united in marriage to Cindy Craig on May 28, 2005 in Fort Dodge and the couple eventually made Iowa their home in 2011.
Dave was a jack of all trades and a master of all. There was not anything he couldn't fix. He enjoyed woodworking, mechanics, gardening, and antiquing with his wife, Cindy. He will be greatly missed.
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