George C. Wagner, age 57, of Columbus, Nebraska died Wednesday May 15, 2002 at his home. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday May 17, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Reverend Gary Main officiating. Private family burial will be in the Schuyler Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at McKown Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family or First United Methodist Church.
George Cyril Wagner was born March 8, 1945 in Columbus, Nebraska to George F. and Martha C. (Koch) Wagner. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1963. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965 and completed Parachute "A" School and Basic Military Requirement. George was Honorably disabled retired on April 1969 after being injured in Okinawa. He received the National Defense Medal. On April 11, 1970 he was united in marriage to Susan Titman at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Nebraska. George lived & worked in Omaha before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1972 where he worked as Salesman/Manager at Skalar's Furniture Store. He moved back to Columbus in 1980 where he worked as a salesman at Moorman Feeds for 2 years & Industrial Engineering 4 years. George then went back to school & received his degree in Computer Drafting from Platte College in Columbus. He worked as a Draftsman/Engineer at Fleischer Manufacturing for 11 years. George enjoyed fishing, putting WWI & WWII model airplanes and cars together, restoring cars with his sons, and 'smoking' the tires. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Sons of the American Legion in Schuyler and belonged to various Hot Rod Organizations.
He is survived by: Wife Susan Wagner of Columbus, NE
Mother Martha C. Wagner of Schuyler, NE
Son Chad Wagner of Columbus, NE
Son Jason Wagner of Columbus, NE
Sister Anita (Lauren) Ellingson of Grand Island, NE
Brother Don (Jan) Wagner of Omaha, NE
Three Nephews , Two Nieces , Two Grand - Nieces
He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.