Russel D. Wagner, 95

July 28, 2020

Russel D. Wagner, 95, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Brethren Village. Born in Eden, he was the son of the late Adam J. Wagner and Sara (Derr) Wagner. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Wagaman) Wagner.

Russel was self-employed as a building contractor for 25 years, before returning to school and earning his teaching certificate. He then served as a teacher at both the Willow Street and Brownstown campuses of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center. He served as an infantryman in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained at the battle of Anzio. He was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Leola.

Russel is survived by his children: Michael D. Wagner and his wife Christina of Dallastown; Russel J. Wagner and his husband Brian J. Enzman of Ft. Myers, FL; and Scott A. Wagner and his wife Nancy of Lancaster. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and three sisters. He was preceded in passing by his parents, wife and siblings.

Interment in Trumbauer Memorial Cemetery will be private and will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Russel’s memory may be offered Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster

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August 07, 2020

Oh how I loved my Joanie and Russ. They were beloved customers of mine at Garfields. I remember how devoted and loving they were towards one another. I would serve them prime rib every week. That was their go to. We would chat often about their love for their children and grandchildren. They both attended Richards and my wedding and Russ being an amazing craftsman made us a gorgeous wooden bowl. I think of them every time I use that bowl . Now you are reunited with your sweet lovely wife. I have loved you both for a very long time and we have spent years dining together. Memories I shall cherish forever. Russ you will never be forgotten . Rest now my sweet friend
Dianne Shepherd

August 06, 2020

So sorry to see that Uncle Russ passed away. I’m sure you already miss him. He is now in heaven dancing with your Mother. Love, Kathy

August 04, 2020

Sorry to hear your Dad has passed. Sincerely Deidre La Monte

August 02, 2020

My sincerest sympathy to the family of Russ. So sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember the work he did on my grandmothers bathroom. First rate!
Jay schroeder

August 02, 2020

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.  
Sincerely, Greg Neuhauser

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