Walter H. Wagner Sr., age 82, passed away in his home in Oxford, FL, on June 10, 2014.
Born in Little Falls, NY, on November 6, 1931, Walter was the son of the late Paul H Wagner and Anna (Haug) Wagner. Walter's mother died at an early age; his father, Paul, was remarried to his stepmother, the late Emma Ortleib. Walter spent most of his life in upstate New York. Father - farmer - cattle dealer - and auctioneer. He owned and operated Wagner Cattle Sales in Central Bridge for many years with Viola Horan. After he retired, he moved to Oxford, FL, where he had a lucrative tool business with long time friend, Evelyn Rinehart.
Walter is survived by his children, Pauline Hrycenko of Esperance, NY, Walter and Shantal Wagner Jr. of Jensen Beach, FL; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Viewing hours will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St Johnsville, NY, and funeral will commence on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. A luncheon celebrating the life of Walter Wagner will follow the funeral at South Minden Fire Department, 1029 State Hwy 163, Ft. Plain, NY 13339.