Aug. 31, 1960-Sept. 22, 2012
COTTONWOOD - A celebration of the life of Douglas Scott Wagner, 52, of Cottonwood, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by visitation until 9 p.m. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Doug passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center.
Doug was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Pipestone to Walt and Kathy (Ehlers) Wagner. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Doug loved being outdoors and began working on the Bonnie and Jim Folkerts farm while in high school. Doug graduated from Pipestone High School in 1979 and afterwards attended Granite Falls Vocational Technical School for professional sales. After graduating in 1980, Doug began working as a salesman for Barglof Chevrolet, which later became Anton Chevrolet. It was there that he met his wife, Diane Petersen from Tyler. They were united in marriage on June 29, 1985, in Pipestone. After living in Marshall for a few years, they moved in 1989 to their present home on the lake in Cottonwood. In July 1996 Doug began working for the Consumer Brand Division of The Schwan Food Co. in Marshall where he was presently employed.
Doug was an avid outdoorsman and spent the majority of his spare time enjoying nature's beauty. Whether it was hunting, fishing, riding his Harley motorcycle, water skiing (barefooting), or pulling kids tubing on the lake, Doug filled his spare time surrounded by his family and many friends. If Doug wasn't on the water, riding his bike, or hunting, he could be found tending to his yard or playing with his dogs on the lawn. An active conservationist, Doug became a member the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a Lifetime Member of Pheasants Forever.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Diane, of Cottonwood; daughters Shannon Wagner Paulson of Pipestone, Jessi "Jessi-Bug" Wagner of Rochester and Erica "Little Buddy" Wagner of Cottonwood; parents Walt and Kathy Wagner of Starbuck, brother Randy (and Lisa) Wagner of Buena Vista, Colo., sister Lisa (and Chris) Taylor of Cushing and mother-in-law Helen Petersen of Tyler. He will be lovingly remembered by his large extended family, many wonderful friends, and his hunting dogs Lacey, Smokey and Razz.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, many aunts and uncles and his hunting dogs Bo-Jack and Princess.
Memorials preferred to Lyon County Pheasants Forever at P.O. Box 217, Marshall, MN.
Blessed be his memory.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors