Clarence Wagner



Clarence Wagner, 80, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Pastor Mark Johnsen officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.

Clarence or CW as many called him, was born October 27, 1933 to Robert and Hulda (Ulmer) Wagner in Hand County and was an only child. He attended his first eight years at Alpha School, started high school in Miller and graduated in 1951. CW started farming on his own in 1950. On March 3, 1953, he married Mable Haeffner in Renville, Minnesota. To this union, four children were born: Rodney, Lynette, Gary and Dale. Their first home was 7 miles north, 1 mile east, and 1 mile north of Miller. Around 1963, they moved to a farm 5 miles north of Miller that is now Wagner Farms headquarters. He actively retired from faming in the spring of 2011.

CW and Mable enjoyed winters in Arizona from 1999 to 2005. He enjoyed going to morning coffee, family gatherings, tractor pulls, and running to get parts for the boys. It was not uncommon for him to be in three different towns in one day. He loved visiting with people no matter what age. CW was known as a generous man with great integrity. CW had a smile like no other, he smiled with his heart.

His presence will be deeply missed, especially at the shop, five miles north of Miller.

Grateful to have shared in his life were his children: Rodney (Mary) Wagner of Miller, Lynette (Bob) Moser of Rapid City, and Gary (Julie) Wagner of Miller; grandchildren: Sara (Casey) Gates, Matthew (Kelly) Wagner, Cody and Cassie Moser, Ryan (Brooke) Wagner, Justin, Jamie and Blaine Wagner and Lyndsay, Rhett and Camrynn Wagner; great grandchildren: Trey, Tyra and Ellie Gates, Landon and Lawson Wagner and Rya Wagner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mable in 2008 and son, Dale in 2008.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Clarence’s arrangements. Visit

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