Otto Wagner

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Hartley Funeral Home Chapel
830 2nd Street NE
Hartley, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Pleasant View Cemetery
680 S. Central Ave.
Hartley, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Otto Junior Wagner

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    Otto Junior Wagner the son of Otto and Lillie (Meiske) Wagner, was born on November 10, 1935. His only sibling was Dean Wagner. Junior attended school in Hartley and graduated from the Hartley High School in 1955. After graduating, Junior obtained employment with the railroad. He remained with the railroad until his retirement.

    Junior enlisted in the Army National Guard of Iowa on April 1, 1958. He was deployed to Fort Lewis, Washington and later received an honorable discharge from active duty on March 31, 1961.

    Junior married the love of his life, Joyce Lux, on February 6, 1965 in Hartley, Iowa.

    Upon his retirement from the railroad, Junior farmed for many years. After both Joyce and he were retired, they went to Arizona for numerous years to spend the winter months.

    Junior enjoyed repairing and restoring bicycles. He also enjoyed gardening. He loved his cherry tomatoes. He also loved going to Subway for a sandwich.

    Junior was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, Iowa.

    Junior passed from this life on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 88 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dean, his father-in-law, William Lux and his mother-in-law, Edna Lux.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife 59 years, Joyce Wagner; sisters-in-law, Joyce Wagner of Spencer, Iowa and Janet (Dan) Shinkle of Milford, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors and friends, Clayton and Nancy Pyle.

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