Charles George Wagner, 77, of the Butler area, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Charles was the son of Clarence G. Wagner and Mathilda E. Binsack Wagner of Summit Twp. Charles was born November 14, 1941 at the family home. The home, where Charles still lived, is on the farm settled by his Great-Great Grandparents.
Charles, or Charlie, as he was known by friends, was a friendly, intelligent man, with a keen sense of humor. Some say he “had a way with words”. Charles was a life-long member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Butler.
In his younger years, he looked forward to going with his buddies to Emporium, PA to deer camp to hunt. Charles liked nature, planting a big garden and in his spare time, his hobby was repairing and restoring old-key-wind-up clocks. He was very good at repairing anything. A hard worker, Charles began working during his teenage years and student at Butler High School-Class of 1959. He worked for Cashian Cramer, a local gas and oil producer. He worked on the rigs, pulling wells and laying gas lines. He also assisted in installing home submersible water pumps. After high school he worked at Morrison’s Candy Plant in Butler for a number of years. Later, he took over running the family farm, raising cattle and crops. He always raised a field of Christmas trees to sell.
Charles is survived by his beloved sister, Mary Lou Wagner, and numerous cousins, among them, Benjamin Kulin, Michael Kulin and Julia Boal, also special friends and neighbors.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family with Rev. Dr. Alden W. Towberman of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment in the Gruenwald Cemetery.