Funeral service for Wesley Wagner Jr. was Mar. 8 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Gillette resident Wes Wagner Jr. 72, passed away Mar. 2 at Rapid City Regional Hospital of natural causes.
Wesley Wagner Jr. was born on Dec. 13, 1946 to Wesley Wagner Sr. and Randena Jean (Baker) Wagner in Saratoga. The oldest of nine children, he lived on a farm south of Wheatland. Wes graduated from Wheatland High School in 1965. He was drafted into the United States Army. He left to serve in Vietnam from November 1966 to November 1967. He was honorably discharged.
Wes married Gayle Jeanette Snook on Dec. 8, 1967. He worded for Platte Valley Construction, building highways. In 1976, he was hired by Exxon’s Carter Mining’s Rawhide Mine. He retired after 25 years of mining.
Wes is survived by his wife, Gayle; daughter, Kim (Larry) Wagner; son, Wesley (Yvonne) Wagner III; and daughter, Sandi (Jim) Hloucal all of Gillette; grandsons, Kyle, Christopher, Zachary and Kaleb Wagner all of Gillette; great-granddaughter, Harper Wagner; great-grandson, Sterling Wagner; siblings, Linda (Stan) Johnson; Kerry Wagner; David (Jean) Wagner all of Gillette; Lavonna (Steve) Melius of Cheyenne; Dewight (Deb) Wagner of Henderson, Nev.; Phyllis (Perry) Haggeman of Rapid City, S.D.; Duane Wagner and Debra Havard of Wheatland; and many nieces and nephews.
The family request that memorials be made in Wes’ name to a charity of your choice. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Wes’ name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com