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Obituary for David "Ed" Wagner

David "Ed" Wagner
On March 20, 2018, David Edward Wagner our husband, dad and grandpa: a fireman for many years in Billings, made his final ladder climb to the golden gates above. Ed passed away at home surrounded by his wife, daughters and granddaughters Katelyn and Melissa. David “Ed” had just celebrated his 83rd birthday on March 11. Ed was born in 1935 to David C. and Mary Wagner in Park City, Mt. He attended and graduated from Laurel High School in 1954. In that same year on November 20 he married his high school sweetheart Shirley Yost. Ed worked on the family farm until 1955. Ed and Shirley then moved into town where Ed worked various jobs until joining the Billings Fire Department as firefighter in July of 1962. In Dec. of 1971, Ed took the position of Battalion Chief for the fire department. In 1973, he became the communications officer helping to establish the 911 dispatch center including services to the Deaf and Blind. He retired in May of 1981. Ed then started a new career with Pierce Mobile Homes as service manager.
There wasn’t anything dad couldn’t do. In 1971, Ed and Shirley built their family farm where he enjoyed all aspects of the lifestyle. Whatever project it was always showed his talents and craftsmanship, with his wife by his side to show her support and encouragement. He especially enjoyed gardening, woodworking and restoring automobiles.
Ed was an active member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Billings, First Congregational Church in Laurel and the Shepherd Bible Church. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the Masonic Lodge (Lodge #113).
David E. Wagner is survived by his wife Shirley and (3) daughters Gaylene (Tim) Veches; Jolene (Scott) Gierke; Joylene (Kevin) Koerber; seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and grandson Zackary Gierke.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Smith West Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. also at Smith West Funeral Chapel following the service interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens with a light luncheon to follow.
Friends are asked to make Memorials to Compassus Billings Hospice, St. Jude’s, or to the Billings Firefighters Rich DulVal Benevolent Fund.
A special “Thanks” to the many wonderful health care professionals who cared for dad during his illness, and to our dear friend and Pastor Gary Bobo for his many words of comfort, strength, and peace.
A quote from Ed’s beloved wife Shirley, “Together forever until we meet again.”

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