Duane Lee Wagner
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:06pm admin
Duane Lee Wagner, age 73, of Pierre, S.D., died Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Sioux Falls.
Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Feigum Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00am, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Lutheran Memorial Church with interment following at Riverside Cemetery.
Duane was born June 16, 1943, to Lester and Florence (Shoup) Wagner in Gettysburg. He grew up on the family farm West of Gettysburg. He attended Agar High School where he was voted “king” his senior year.
He married Delores Rietz in 1965 and they made their home at Cronin Farms in Gettysburg for four years. To this union were born two children, Donna and Doug.
Duane and De moved to the family farm in 1969. Together Duane and his dad worked the family farm until Duane moved to Pierre in 1975. Duane went to work for Specker Enterprises and helped develop the area around Bushfield Drive where he lived.
Duane married Alice Arlene Abbott on January 4, 1977, and to this union their daughter, Mary, was born. Duane was a self made contractor and owner of Wagner Landscaping, where his motto was “no job is too big”. Duane was known for being hard working, honest and dependable. He had countless skills and enjoyed everything he did. In later years, Duane loved to go camping with his family and always looked forward to helping with the annual Lutefisk supper at Lutheran Memorial Church every year.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife of 40 years, Alice, of Pierre; children, Donna (Scott) Baye of Fort Pierre, Doug (Laurie) Wagner of Onida, Mary (Jerry) Ferguson of Rapid City; brother Lavern (Myrna Gellimore) Wagner of Pierre, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two nephews and a host of extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife, Delores.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com