Donald Eugene Wagler Sr.
Donald Eugene Wagler Sr., 82, of Fairfield, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Henry County Health Center, in Mt. Pleasant.
A Celebration of Life for Wagler will be held at a time to be announced later on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Elliott Chapel, with Mr. Ted Horn officiating. Burial will be in North Walker Cemetery, in rural Burlington.
A memorial has been established.
Wagler was born on July 21, 1934, in Burlington, the son of Arthur E. and Marcelle Adaline Walker Wagler. He attended Hunters Country School, in Burlington, and Danville Schools. On Sept. 20, 1952, he married Betty Lorraine Wood, in Burlington.
He was a truck driver, working at Benner Tea, McAllister Seed, Oberman Trucking, Farm Service, and Middletown Mills.
He enjoyed raising horses and cows, and working on the farm.
Wagler is survived by his wife; four sons, Donald E. Jr. (Carol) Wagler, of New London, Dennis (Brenda) Wagler, of Rolla, Mo., Rob (April) Wagler, of Mt. Union, and Daryn Wagler, of Fairfield; one daughter, Deanne (Jim) Graber, of Eldridge; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; four sisters, Gladys (Gene) Oberman, of Burlington, Betty Carol (Rodney) Wallman, of Yarmouth, Linda Wagler, of Keosauqua, and Kathie (Les) Loyd, of New London; and one brother, Mark (Pam) Wagler, of Ft. Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Rusty and Randy; and a brother, Tony Wagler.