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Obituary: Henry Wagler, Brown County

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Henry Wagler, age 93, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2012 at his residence in Brown County.

He was born in Daviess County on Oct. 10, 1919, to the late Daniel and Lea (Lengacher) Wagler.

Henry married his loving wife of 66 years, Frances B. Slaubaugh on Jan. 23, 1945 in Loogootee. Frances preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2012.

In 1950, Henry and his wife moved to Brown County to farm and support the ministries of the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church.

He worked as a farmer all his life, raising crops and dairy cattle. Henry was a former pastor of the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, and he was a school bus driver for Brown County Schools with over 20 years of service. He was a past board member of the Farm Service Agency and the Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Henry was the devoted father to Lorene (Gary) Link, Edward E. (Pamela) Wagler, David J. ( Eulala) Wagler, Kenneth L. (Lesa) Wagler, Lloyd W. (Crystal) Wagler and Darryl S. (Jackie) Wagler, all of Brown County, Howard L. (Cathy) Wagler of Hutchinson, Kan., and Dorothea M. (Raymond) Troyer of Goshen. He will be remembered by his brother, Louis Wagler of Hartville, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Henry was preceded in death by five sisters, Rosa Wagler, Lena Knepp, Tillie Gingerich, Anna Yoder and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Knepp; four brothers, Simon, Elmer, Amos & Pete Wagler; one grandson, Todd Wagler, and one great grandson: Noah Wagler.

Pastors Gary Link and Howard Wagler will conduct a private family graveside service on Thursday at the Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom. A memorial service for Henry will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, 5046 N. State Road 135 in Bean Blossom. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Henry to the Bean Blossom Mennonite church, 5046 N. St. Rd. 135 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith — Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Wagler family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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