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Ronald F. Wagner

October 11, 1934 — November 16, 2023

Independence

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Ronald F. Wagner, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at Medical Lodges in Independence Kansas due to health complications.

Cremation has taken place at the funeral home according to Mr. Wagner’s wishes. Memorial services will be at 11:00 am., Saturday, December 9th, 2023, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Independence Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting memorial contributions to help defer funeral costs. Contributuins may be made to Michael Wagner and left with or mailed to Webb and Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.

Mr. Wagner was born October 11, 1934, in Junction City, KS, the son of Emanuel and Hulda Wagner. Mr. Wagner along with five siblings was raised in Ellsworth KS where he graduated high school in 1952. He served for four years in the US Navy during the Korean War. He went on to earn a teaching degree at the Fort Hays State College. He married his loving wife Theora in 1963 and they made their home in Independence, Kansas. He spent many years as a teacher at the Independence High School and later, an instructor at the Independence Community College. He then pursued a career in real estate and owned his own company.

Mr. Wagner was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1186 in Independence where he served as a past commander, and he was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Independence. Ronald was a loving husband, father, and grandfather whose kind words, conversations, and stories will be missed by so many.

Mr. Wagner’s survivors include, one sister, Mary Specht, of Colorado; two sons, Michael Wagner and Phillip Wagner, both of Independence: one granddaughter, Sydney Wagner of Colorado; one step grandson, Seth Moore of Texas: and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements provided by Webb and Rodrick Chapel & Crematory, 306 W Main St., Independence, Kansas 67301, (620) 331-3900.

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