March 27, 1935-Aug. 20, 2003
MANVEL, Texas -- Jerry Lee Wagner, 68, of Manvel, Texas died Aug. 20, 2003.
He was born March 27, 1935, to Dr. John S. and Verna R. (Hutchinson) Wagner. He was raised in Holbrook and attended local schools. He graduated from high school in 1952.
He enlisted in the Air Force.
After leaving the Air Force he attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla., in January 1957, where he received his aircraft and engine licenses. From Tulsa he moved to Fremont working for Nelson Aero Repair while attending flight training. In 1958, he became a licensed pilot. In March of 1960, he moved to Lock Haven, Pa., and worked for Piper Aircraft Corporation.
On April 8, 1961, he married Mary Mae Ebert. In addition to his Piper career, the couple owned the Pine Acres Mobile Home Park.
In 1975, they sold the mobile home park and moved to Columbus, Ohio. After a year, they returned to Pennsylvania in the Pine Creek Valley. The remained residents of Pennsylvania, but purchased a motor home and traveled the country. Because of cancer, they stayed in Texas to received treatment a the MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gerald Wagner.
His wife, Mary Mae Wagner, died Nov. 25, 2003.
Survivors include his daughters, Virginia and husband, John Mikkola and Jody Campbell; brother, Jack and wife, Ellen Wagner of Arapahoe; sister, Mary Wagner; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Holbrook Cemetery in Holbrook with the Rev. Carl Lilienkamp officiating.
Family and friends will gather at the Holbrook Community Center after the service.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.