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Linn County News
Published May 2, 2018
Donald Eugene “Don” Wagner, age 84, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home. He was born at Beloit, Kan., the son of Hamer and Velma English Wagner. He graduated from Simpson High School.
Don proudly served his country in the United States Army from April of 1953 until January of 1956.
He married DeAnna Melton on May 26, 1957, at Asherville, Kan. They moved to the La Cygne area when Don became the ranch manager at the Tri-B Ranch. He later worked as a foreman for List and Clark constructing power plants.
Don was a member of the La Cygne Christian Church, the V.F.W. and the Laborers Union Local No. 1290. He served on the Board of Education for Prairie View USD No. 362 and the La Cygne Planning Commission.
Don enjoyed fishing, car racing and cattle. However, his love was his wife Dee and their entire family.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Greg Haupt; a brother, Duane; and an infant brother, Anthony.
Don is survived by his wife Dee; a son, Dean Wagner and Patti; three daughters, Kelly Haupt, Julie Hutchison, and Michaela Darling and Adam; eight grandchildren, Brooke and husband David, Kristin and husband Ty, Lauren and husband Colin, Chad and wife Allie, Kyle and wife Michelle, Drew and wife Brittany, Lark and husband Josh, and Brityn; and 10 great grandchildren, Quinn, Carter, Piper, Barrett, Truman, Maddox, Cora, Dax, Wyatt and Laikyn.
A celebration of life will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the La Cygne Christian Church. Visitation will follow the service until 8 p.m.
The family suggests contributions to Vitas Hospice or La Cygne Christian Church, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences for the family can be left at
 Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home, La Cygne Chapel.


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