Longtime Routt County resident Daniel Marlin Wagner died April 15, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 60.
Daniel Marlin Wagner was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Holly, Colo., to Charles W. and Virginia (Roseberry) Wagner.
Wagner was raised and attended school in Holly. Following high school, he attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo for two semesters. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He was a sharpshooter and repaired Teletype equipment. While working construction in Steamboat with his brother, Wagner met his best friend and the love of his life, Connie J. Green. They were married June 1, 1969 in Steamboat. Before moving south of Steamboat to her family's ranch in 1976, they lived in Steamboat and Milner. Wagner was a carpenter, a coal miner for the Twenty Mile Coal Company for 11 years, and most recently a mechanic for the Steamboat Springs School District for close to 20 years. He was also a hard-working rancher for many years. He enjoyed reading, watching television, fishing with his children, woodworking and fixing things, but most of all he loved being with his family. He also took pleasure from watching his daughters play basketball and volleyball and volunteering at the Routt County Fair working with the 4-H kids. Wagner was a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the American Legion. He will always be remembered for his fun-loving sense of humor, his integrity as a hard-working man, and his compassion toward others.
Wagner is survived by his wife, Connie J. Wagner, of Oak Creek; daughters Audra Garrison of Colorado Springs, Debra (Riley) Parker of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Danielle Wagner of Mitchell, S.D.; grandchildren Chase and Lauryn Garrison, and Daniel and Raymond Parker; sisters, Laurel Beranek of Lindon, Utah, Gayle Lirley of Lamar, and Muriel Rietz of Eaton; and brothers Colin Wagner of Hayden, David Wagner of Coolidge, Kan., and Mitch Wagner of Evans.
Services were April 23, 2005, at Steamboat Springs Cemetery with Betty Ralston and the Officers of American Legion Post No. 44 and VFW Post No. 4264 officiating.
Selections were "Amazing Grace," and "Marine Corps Hymn."
Honorary pallbearers were Colin Wagner, David Wagner, and Mitch Wagner.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Center of Yampa Valley Medical Center in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.