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.
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