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Gaylord W. Wagner

June 6, 1926 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 91)

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Gaylord W. Wagner, age 91 of Wauseon, peacefully passed away at home early Monday morning, November 27, 2017.  Gaylord was born on June 6, 1926 in Hoytville, OH to the late Jay Wagner and Anna (Ferrell) Wagner.  He was a graduate of Milton Center High School.  Gaylord was a WWII Veteran having served with the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.  On November 29, 1947 he married Norma Wise. Gaylord was owner and operator of Wagner Motor Sales in Wauseon for 41 years starting in 1958 with Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Buick, then acquiring Pontiac and Cadillac in 1961. He was an active member of the First Christian Church since 1958, the Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations. Gaylord was not only an innovator in business but also an adventurer in life.  He and Norma traveled to many European, Asian, and African countries. He enjoyed family gatherings and grandchildren activities were always a priority.  In his spare time he designed and built a motor home. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 70 years, Norma Wagner; children, William (Suzanne) Wagner of Wauseon, Pamela (John) Biddulph of Indialantic, FL and Sherri Wagner of Wauseon; brother, Wilbur (Johann) Wagner; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Wagner. Friends will be received from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017 and a funeral service with luncheon 11:00 AM on Saturday; both at First Christian Church, 129 E. Elm St., Wauseon, OH 43567.  Private interment will take place prior to the service at Wauseon Union Cemetery.  Pastors Michael Doerr and Mary Jo Bray will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 129 E. Elm Street, Wauseon, OH 43567, Heartland Hospice, 3450 W. Central Ave, Suite 230, Toledo, OH 43606 or Promise in Brevard, P.O Box 120028 West Melbourne, FL 32912-0028 in his memory. Arrangements are entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

 Service Information

December 1, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
129 Elm St
Wauseon, oh 43567

Funeral Service
December 2, 2017

11:00 AM
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
129 Elm St
Wauseon, oh 43567

Private Interment

Wauseon Union Cemetery

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