Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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In Memory of Charles Wagener
Treasured husband, father, brother and friend, Charles "Chuck" John Wagener passed away June 13, 2017, unexpectedly from a medical condition.
He is survived by wife Sirena (Elliott) Wagener, daughter Lisa (Wagener) Almgren, son Chaseson Wagener, stepchildren Ethan, Aubrey and John, siblings Nancy (Wagener) Parker Brown, Anne (Wagener) French Bosch, Richard Wagener and Mary (Wagener) Buckley, and grandchildren Brock and Dane Almgren. Chuck joins parents Charles Vincent Wagener and Corine (Dahlin) Wagener in heaven.
Chuck was the leader of the pack, born August 7, 1952, as the oldest of five from Park Ridge, Ill. He led by example throughout his life, from marriage and fatherhood to long-lasting friendships and education.
Degrees from Western Illinois University, Loyola University and University of Rochester demonstrate his trailblazing spirit. After 12 years of higher education, Chuck went on to teach at Loyola and open a periodontal practice in both Rockford, Ill., and Greeley, Co. Gifts to family and friends often included a toothbrush with his name on it.
An avid outdoorsman, Chuck taught hunter safety and volunteered with Boy Scouts. Relocating to Colorado from Illinois was a welcome breath of mountain air for him and his family. When not at the office with his dental assistant wife, he could be found listening to blues, cracking jokes and making sure everyone was having a good time. A jack of all trades, his interests ranged from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.
With eyes so bright they could light up a room, Chuck will be remembered for his unrelenting passion, perseverence and companionship.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, June 18, at Faith United Church of Christ in Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Wagener educational fund in care of Marks Funeral & Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, CO 80550.
Online condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com.
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