Services for Arthur Wagner


Arthur Wagner, 83, passed into his heavenly home at 83 years old on February 4, 2020 surrounded by family members.   


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Berner, MN with the Reverend Kris Snyder officiating. Visitation will be Monday, February 10, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley and one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the United Lutheran Cemetery in Berner, MN.


Arthur was born February 21, 1936 to Earl and Beatrice (Torgerson) Wagner on the Wagner Farm west of Berner, MN.  He was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church at Berner.  Art graduated in 1954, from Gonvick High School and after graduation, he went to work on the Ore Boats and enlisted in the Army National Guard.  After serving our country, Art was honorably discharged.  He served on the Gully Cenex Board, he was the president and deacon of the United Lutheran Church and was the Commander of the Gonvick Legion, helping build the Legion Cabin.  Art had his Pilot’s license and loved flying his three different planes that he had.  Art was a farmer at heart and bought his parents farm.  April 23, 1960, Art was united in marriage to Phyllis Sanquist at the Congregation Church in Bagley.  Art and Phyllis had 3 children; Leah, Todd and Noel.  He was a good father and his family was never in want.  He always took special care of them.  The last 20 years he worked for Transit Tech out of St. Cloud delivering City busses all over the USA and Canada, until his son, Todd got sick with brain cancer.


He is survived by his wife - Phyllis Wagner of Fosston, MN

Daughter – Leah (Dan) Rouland

Son – Noel (Heidi) Wagner

Grandchildren – Brianna (Lee) Compton; Blake (Brooke) Rouland; MaCayla Rouland; Cody (Kelsey) Wagner; Lexi and Laci Wagner.

Great granddaughter – Jordyn Rouland and Art was anxiously waiting for another great granddaughter.

Sister – Darlene (Jim) Lien

Sister-in-law – Signe Wagner


Art was preceded in death by his son -Todd; his parents, his in-law parents; brother – Duane; Sisters - Joyce, Doris and Arlyss.


God bless his memory and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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