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Lorin Wagner, 66 - January 21, 2009


Lorin Wagner, 66, of Gothenburg died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
A visitation was held Wed­nesday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. with family members present from 6-8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, with the Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Burial will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Wagner was born Sept. 18, 1942, to Clyde F. and Elinor F. (Kirstein) Wagner, at Neligh. He grew up at Neligh where he attended country school and junior high. His family then moved to Gothenburg in 1956 where he graduated from Gothenburg High school in 1961.
He entered the Army on Jan. 29, 1963, at Fort Hood and was stationed in Okinawa. He was a paratrooper and a Green Beret. He served his country for three years.
On Dec. 2, 1978, he was united in marriage to Carol Lee Holbein at Gothenburg.
Wagner was employed with Valley Sales as a welding technician and worked for several area farmers including Keith Aden, Doug Block and Jim Aden.
He enjoyed farming, cutting firewood, wood crafting and working in his shop, according to family members. During his younger years, he enjoyed local dirt track racing and was also involved in Cub Scouts with his three sons.
?Wagner was preceded in death by: his parents, Clyde and Elinor Wagner; a nephew, Damon Scarrow.
?Survivors include: his wife, Carol of Gothenburg; three sons—Jason (Lisa) Wagner and Michael (Tricia) Wagner, all of Gothenburg, and Mitchell Wagner of Benkelman; a brother, Leon (Karen) Wagner of Neligh; two sisters—Gayleen Scarrow of Gothenburg and Melgene (Jerry) Patterson of Lexington; four grandchildren—Jasmine, Sophie, Haley and Payton; extended family members—Bryan and Peggy Wright and family of Dayton, OH, Randy and Serena Winter and family of Gothenburg.
Memorials are suggested to the Wagner Family at: 811 Sixth St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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