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Todd F. Wagner
Todd F. Wagner, 67, of Cameron died Friday, May 31 at his home.
Born on Sept. 18, 1945 in Menominee to George F. and Marjorie J. (Goffin) Wagner, he was a graduate of Marinette High School. After graduating from the ROTC program at UW-Superior, he entered the United States Air Force as an officer and served during the Vietnam conflict.
On June 6, 1970 he married Ruth Ellen West of Sarona. After fulfilling his commission in the Air Force he taught high school history in Billings, Mont. and coached football and wrestling. In 1979 he again entered the Air Force, achieving the rank of Major and was the recipient of multiple commendations for excellence. He was discharged in 1992. In 1994 he became the Barron County Veterans Service Officer and served until 2006.
A lifelong student, he earned multiple bachelors and masters degrees in history, education, guidance and counseling. He was a Green Bay Packer fan and a member of the University of Alabama Alumni Association. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. A natural talent, he spent hours creating pen and ink art in his studio. As a proud American and member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), he was an advocate for sportsmen and the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. He was was a founding member of Towering Pines Community Church in Cameron and was a dedicated leader in his church family.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons, Jeb (Melissa) Wagner of Chetek and Tory (Rachel) Wagner of Crestview, Fla; a daughter, Dorian (Ike) Glaze of Rice Lake; nine grandchildren; his mother, Marjorie Wagner of Marinette; two sisters, Georgia (Don) Campbell of Baltimore, Md. and Debra (Brad) Whipple of Mystic, Conn. and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Wagner and an infant brother, Tommy Wagner.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at Towering Pines Community Church in Cameron. Interment with full military rites accorded by the State of Wisconsin Air Force Honor Guard was in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner. Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake assisted the family.
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