Birth:Mar. 15, 1918 Montana, USA Death:May 28, 2003 Sheridan Sheridan County Wyoming, USA
Albert Wagner, 85, of Sheridan, WY, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center.
Mr. Wagner was born March 15, 1918 in Park City, MT to Henry and Christina Charlotte (Becker) Wagner. He was baptised on April 28, 1918, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan and confirmed on April 18, 1935. He grew up and attended schools in the Sheridan area, graduating from Clearmont High School on May 15, 1936.
After graduating, Mr. Wagner enlisted in the U. S. Army where he received special training in order to serve as a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) which later was changed to the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency.) He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and much of his time was spent behind enemy lines.
Following the war, Mr. Wagner returned to Sheridan and attended Sheridan College, and received certification to be a surveyor. He then worked for the Wyoming Highway Department retiring after 32 years.
Mr. Wagner was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mr. Wagner is survived by 2 sons, Wayne Wagner of Gainesville, FL; and Timothy Wagner of Buffalo, WY; 1 daughter, Carla Strain of Aurora, CO; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Wagner will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 2, 2003 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Kirk Peters officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with military rites by the Wyo. National Guard and American Legion Post #7. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Wagner may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1300 W. Fifth St., Sheridan, WY 82801