Duane Wagner

Davison, Michigan


Davison, Michigan


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Duane Russell Wagner, of Davison, age 90, died May 2, 2013 at his home with his family.
A Funeral Service will be held
1 PM Tuesday, May 7, 2013
at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, Rev. Marybelle Haynes officiating. He will be buried alongside his wife at Dawn Memorial Cemetery, Elba Township. The family will receive visitors on Monday from 1-8 PM and from 11 AM until the time of the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the Wagner Family. Duane was born November 28, 1922 in Elba Township, MI the son of Alexander A. and Mable L. (Richards) Wagner. He married Dorothy A. Barber on March 13, 1943 in Davison, MI. She died February 15, 2000. Duane was a Dairy Farmer his entire life. He was a lifelong resident of Elba Township farming 1 mile from where he was born and raised. His love and passion in life was his
farm and family. You could see Duane from sunup to sundown riding his golf cart to watch the deer, turkeys and to check his fields. He loved the smell of
the sweet earth in the spring. Duane was still driving tractors to work the fields and rake hay. No one dared to tell him that he couldn't. Duane was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association for 52 years, and held various positions in both Farm Bureau and MMPA. He was a trustee for Elba Township, a board member for
the Greens Corner's Cemetery, member of the Oddfellows, and President of the Cobb School District until it closed. Duane graduated from Davison High School in 1940, holding the record for the mile on the Davison Track Team. He was an avid Euchre player, loved to fish, deer and coon hunt with his family. He loved the Detroit Tigers and was a University of Michigan fan. He had beautiful blue eyes and a smile not to
be forgotten by his survivors. His 5 children, Roger (Marsha), Susie (Larry) Norfleet, Sharon (Joe Jackson), Vickie (Joe) Smetanka, Greg (Wendy); 11 grandchildren, Pam (Joe) Ruth, Lynne Wagner, Roger (Michelle) Wagner, Kim (Andy) Norfleet, Michael (Jena) Norfleet, Kenny (Angelique) Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence, Scott (Susan) Wagner, Zach, Aaron and Jacob Wagner; 6 great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Julia Ruth, Ryan, Grace, and Evangeline Norfleet, Selah Wagner; brother, Robert "Jack" Wagner of Davison. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Carl, Lloyd, Virgil, Delbert, Richard and Larry; sisters, Myrtle Lang, Fern Sears, Blanche Taylor, Iva Barber, Rena Wiltse and infant sister, Marjorie. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Mr. Wagner was a joy to work with. Always knowledgeable and helpful. We will miss him coming into our office. Marlene-Lapeer Farm Service Agency.


Thoughts and prayer to you all!! Think about you guys often.

Roger and Family, we were so sorry to learn of Duane's passing. I will never forget the time I undertrumped him on a loner at Euchre by playing too fast. He got the biggest kick out of that and would never let me forget it. What a lovely man with many accomplishments. He shall be truly missed.
Bob and Julie Burbank

So very sorry for your loss, though we have only been neighbors for a short time it didn't take long to discover what a kind and loving man he was. We shall surely miss waving to him on his golf cart, God Bless you all.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish I could have gotten back to play euchre with Duane one more time, but health problems prohibited it.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

I remember meeting Duane and Dorothy with my Uncle Jerry and Aunt Betty Caryl. They were both very dear people who made a difference in this world. My sympathies to the entire Wagner Family.