Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Wagner

April 15, 1943 - March 22, 2024

Obituary for Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Wagner

Gerald (Jerry) Eugene Wagner, age 80, passed away on Friday, March 22 at his home in Becker, Minnesota from Alzheimer’s Dementia. Jerry was born on April 15, 1943 in Trout Creek, Michigan to Eugene and Marion (Besonen) Wagner. At age nine, his family moved to Oak Creek, Wisconsin where he grew up with his six siblings. In 1965 he married Mary Elizabeth Hepokoski and they raised five children in Frederic, Wisconsin. Jerry owned and operated Wagner Surveying and Engineering for many years. He was an avid gardener and orchardist and loved spending time with his grandchildren in the garden. Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; Daughters, Maija (Jim) Morris, Jennifer (Reijo) Harkonen, Josie (John) Axelson; and sons, Alex (Machell) Wagner and David Wagner. He is also survived by brothers, Richard (Marilyn) Wagner and Jon (Sheila) Wagner; sisters, Diana Ruuska and Julie Ekegren; brother-in-law, Robert Hietala; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of brothers and sisters in faith. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene; sister, Jill; and brothers in law, Vernon Ruuska and Jeff Ekegren. Funeral service 2PM Friday, March 29th at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in Dayton, Minnesota with visitation starting at 11AM. Interment will follow the funeral service at Meadow Hills Cemetery.

Visitation

Friday, March 29th
11AM - 2PM

Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church
14000 129th Ave N
Dayton, MN

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 29th
2PM

Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church
14000 129th Ave N
Dayton, MN

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