John Wagner, 74, of Aberdeen, WA, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2014, with his family by his side. John was born March 21, 1940, in Versailles, Indiana, to Earl and Helga (North) Wagner. John was raised in Astoria, Oregon, where he graduated in 1959.
After high school John attended Centralia Community College for 2 years on a basketball scholarship, where he met his wife of 52 years, Sally.
John worked in Darrington, WA, for Trail Timber for 2 years before joining the Washington State Patrol in 1966, proudly working as a trooper until retirement in 1992. John then worked for Oaksridge Golf Course for 17 years. John loved fly fishing and golf, and he enjoyed following his granddaughter, Karley, in every sport she played.
John is survived by his wife Sally, his son Jeff (Melissa), granddaughter Karley, great-grandson Bradley, all of Aberdeen, sister Nancy (Walter) Smith of Oregon City, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Central Park Fire Department.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10th, at the Cornerstone Church in Aberdeen. Reception will follow.
To sign the online book of memories please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.