Gene Wagner, age 63, husband of Pam, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his home in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Gene Dale Wagner was born on February 21, 1954, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Dale and Dorothy (Blum) Wagner. Gene was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, Minnesota. Gene was also baptized as an adult at Riverside Church in Hutchinson. He received his education in Stewart, and was a graduate of the Stewart High School Class of 1972. Gene furthered his education at the Willmar Vocational College for two years and then the Hutchinson Vocational College for two years.
On June 12, 1981, Gene was united in marriage to Pamela Neiger at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Gene and Pamela resided in Hutchinson and have been long term residents since 1981. They shared 36 years of marriage.
Gene was the owner of DeLaVelle Milking Systems in Hutchinson. He was then employed as a Sales Representative for several companies for many years and also drove semi for a few years. Gene was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson where he loved to help Usher. He was also a member of the Gas Holes Car Club in Hutchinson which he loved.
Gene loved to travel. He had a special interest in guns, rifles, and pistols and was currently working on receiving his conceal and carry. Gene also had a special interest in vintage cars and restored his own; 1959 Chevrolet Impala and the 1974 Corvette Stingray. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Gene passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his home in Hutchinson, at the age of 63 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Gene is survived by his:
Wife, Pamela Wagner of Hutchinson, MN;
Siblings, Shirley Baseman and her husband, Bob of Hutchinson, MN,
Burt Wagner and his wife, Sue of Stewart, MN,
Mother-In-Law, Inez Neiger of Hutchinson, MN;
Brother-In-Law, Regg Neiger and his wife, Penny of SD;
Sister-In-Law, Dawn Ogren and her husband, Marty of Hutchinson, MN,
Robyn Wirt and her husband, Mike of Willmar, MN,
Kim Propst and her husband, Pete of FL;
Good Friend, Kevin Scott of Hutchinson, MN;
Many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Gene is preceded in death by his Parents, Dale and Dorothy Wagner; and Father-In-Law, Nick Neiger; Brother-In-Law, Brad Horstmann; Cousin Tony Blum and Cousin Misty Blum.