Obituary for Henry Wagler

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Henry Wagler

October 10, 1919 - December 29, 2012

Henry Wagler, age 93 passed away peacefully Saturday morning, December 29, 2012 at his residence in Brown County.

He was born in Daviess County on October 10, 1919, to the late Daniel & Lea (Lengacher) Wagler. Henry married his loving wife of 66 years, Frances B. Slaubaugh on January 23, 1945 in Loogootee.Frances preceded him in death on January 19, 2012.

In 1950, Henry and his wife moved to Brown County to farm and support the ministries of the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church. He worked as a farmer all his life raising crops and dairy cattle. Henry was a former pastor of the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church; and he also was a school bus driver for Brown County Schools with over 20 years of service. He was a past board member of the Farm Service Agency and the Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Henry was the devoted father to Lorene (husband, Gary) Link, Edward E. (wife, Pamela) Wagler, David J. (wife, Eulala) Wagler, Kenneth L. (wife, Lesa) Wagler, Lloyd W. (wife, Crystal) Wagler & Darryl S. (wife, Jackie) Wagler all of Brown County, Howard L. (wife, Cathy) Wagler of Hutchinson, KS and Dorothea M. (husband, Raymond) Troyer of Goshen. He will be remembered by his brother: Louis Wagler of Hartville, OH; 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren & 1 great-great grandson.

Henry was preceded in death by five sisters: Rosa Wagler, Lena Knepp, Tillie Gingerich, Anna Yoder & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Knepp; four brothers: Simon, Elmer, Amos & Pete Wagler; one grandson: Todd Wagler & one great grandson: Noah Wagler.

Pastors Gary Link and Howard Wagler will conduct a private family graveside service on Thursday at the Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom. A memorial service for Henry will be held at 11 am on Thursday at the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, 5046 N. State Road 135 in Bean Blossom. Friends may call from 1 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Henry to the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, 5046 N. St. Rd. 135 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Wagler family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: October 10, 1919
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Condolences for Henry Wagler

Nelda, Judy, and John Barnes posted on 1/1/00

The Waglers were our neighbors for a long time. So sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Our sympathy to the family.


Renee and Jim McDermott posted on 1/1/00

We did not know Henry Wagler when we lived in Brown County but we did know Kenny Wagler. We offer our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.


Harry and Nor ma Crouch posted on 1/1/00

May you find comfort in beautiful menories of times you spent together. Sincere Sympathy


Betty ,Kenneth & .Dexter Burns O'Nan posted on 1/1/00

Waglers, Sorry for your loss. He was a very good man and he did a lot for our family.


Mike Enyeart posted on 1/1/00

I met Henry in the last year of his life. He was always a kind and gentle soul in my company. It was an honor to meet him and his loving family. Condolences to his wonderful family.


Lynn & Vicki Morningstar posted on 1/1/00

We're very sorry to hear of your loss.


Diana Igo posted on 1/1/00

My sympathy and love are sent to the Link and Wagler families, The community has lost a loving friend, father, and grandfather. May God be with all of you and give you peace.


Devin McGuire posted on 1/1/00

Henry's Family, I am sorry for your loss and that I could not attend the visitation. It was an honor to get to know Henry and his family. I can still hear Henry playing the harmonica. God bless, Devin


Morris and Sue Davis posted on 1/1/00

To the Wagler Family Your Dad led an exemplary life, one that was a role model for all to follow. The kindness that he and your mother showed to the Miller family will never be forgotton. This is a life that truely can be celebrated. What a blessing he and your mom were to their children. They could not have given each of you a greater gift. They served their God, family, and community. Morris and Sue Davis


Claudia Dille posted on 1/1/00

Kenny and Lesa....sorry to learn about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you at this time.


Linda Bailey posted on 1/1/00

My prayers are with you all dear friends. Henry was such a sweet,special man and was connected to my family since I was 6 years old. I will never forget him playing the harmonica for my parents. I appreciate more than you know his visits to my family all during the years for good times and times of sorrow. Lorene I especially pray for comfort for you, my classmate and friend. Henry used to pick up the Bailey family and others for vacation bible school. He always made the ride special. Sorry I can't be there to visit with you all but I will be thinking of you. May God bless you all with comfort,love, strength and peace..... Love to You All...Linda Bailey


Angie (Wagler) Stuckey posted on 1/1/00

Thoughts and prayers to all my extended Wagler family during this time. I love that picture of Grandpa Henry. Such a sweet and kind man.


Janice Weiss posted on 1/1/00

My sincere condolences to all the Wagler families who live on my former mail route. Henry was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him.


Doug and Lisa (Graber) Klopfenstein posted on 1/1/00

Thoughts and prayers for your extended family. I am sure there will be much laughter and tears in the next few days. How awesome to picture Henry worshipping the Lord God in His presence. How great is our God!


Dave Epler posted on 1/1/00

Waglers - I'm sorry for your loss. May he rest in Peace.


Mike Brand posted on 1/1/00

To my old friend Lloyd and his family: Lloyd, my dad just sent me a clipping from the newspaper about your father's passing back in Dec. I was very sorry to hear the sad news. My sympathy to you & your family, Mike