Charles Milford ‘Chuck’ Wagner

Charles Milford “Chuck” Wagner, 93, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Chuck was born May 12, 1919, in Williamsport, Pa., to Charles H. and Hilda A. (Coup) Wagner. He graduated South Williamsport High School in 1936 and was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Co. and Aviation Manufacturing Corp. in Williamsport before entering the U.S. Army in 1942. In his 20-year career with the Army, he served in communications in Alaska, Korea and various stateside appointments. After retiring with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, Chuck moved to Colorado Springs in 1962, returned to Civil Service and worked until 1975 in the Defense Communications Agency at Fort Carson. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

After retirement, Chuck volunteered with Silver Key Senior Services, the ARC, Martin Luther Homes (now Mosaic), MRC and Divine Redeemer Catholic Church.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvin Wagner; three sisters, Lois Swinehart, Sara Hostrander and Clara Connor; a daughter, Denise S. Wagner; and his beloved bride of 62 years, Marie Anne (Carrier) Wagner.

He is survived by sons, David A. (Terry) Wagner of Marlborough, Conn., Robert C. (Patricia) Wagner of Rogers, Ark., and Michael E. Wagner of Colorado Springs; daughters, Susan C. (Alan) Mickelson of Kirbyville, Texas, and Karen T. Wagner of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Brendan Collins, Devin Wagner and Marisa Wagner; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Chuck was an avid gardener, whose efforts produced fruit, vegetables, grapes and other delicacies which he loved to share with family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan Ave.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Divine Redeemer Catholic Church or Silver Key Senior Services.

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