Orville Wagner

Obituary of Orville T. Wagner

Orville Wagner was born on May 4th, 1934 to Adolph and Jennie(Nedved)Wagner and died July 5th, 2019 at the age of eighty-five.  He attended grade school in Lawrence Township through 1948 and graduated from Wagner High School in 1952.  After graduation, he stayed on the parents farm until June 1955 at which time he enlisted in the United States Army. During his enlistment, he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Lewis, Washington; and Seoul, South Korea.

 

Orville was released from Army active duty in April 1957 and returned to farming with his father.  He helped maintain the farm until the acreage was sold and then moved to Yankton, South Dakota with the parents to help them in their later years.  In his leisure time he loved playing fast-pitch softball and bowling.  With bowling he acquired many trophies. 

 

Orville was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ronald.  He is survived by his brother Wayne of Yankton, niece Sandra of Sacramento, California; niece Rachelle(Kevin) Mansfield of Broomfield, Colorado;

nephew Rodger(Stacey) of Lakewood, Colorado; two great  nieces and one great grand niece.

 

Serving as pallbearers were Donald Kotab, Robert Kucera, Clayton Rados, Francis Soukup, Merle Stone, and Jay Youngbluth, all members of the Wagner American Legion.

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Monday
8
July

Visitation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 8, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Monday
8
July

Rosary

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 8, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Monday
8
July

Scripture service

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday, July 8, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Tuesday
9
July

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
416 Haines Street
Dante, South Dakota, United States
605-384-5755
Tuesday
9
July

Interment

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
29649 401st Street
Wagner, South Dakota, United States
605-384-3284
Military Graveside Rites by the Wagner Legion and VFW Members and the SDARNGHG.
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