Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Steve Wagner

June 11, 1951February 2, 2020

Steven Wagner, 68, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in DeWitt, Michigan. Born June 11, 1951 to Richard and Nola (Sprague) Wagner, Steve was a longtime city and zoning planner throughout Michigan, working in Mount Pleasant, Alma, and most recently, St. Johns. A man of eclectic tastes, Steve loved reading anything he could get his hands on, and enjoyed running, even completing a number of marathons. He loved camping, cooking, growing vegetables, and Northern Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Wagner; and his brother-in-law, Phil Fether.

He will be remembered by his daughter, Julia Wagner; his sisters, Sandee Fether and Shari (Stan) Burchardt; and his mother, Nola Wagner.

Memorial Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Steve's honor to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or to the American Heart Association.


  • No Services will be held at this time.


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Tom Nichols

February 4, 2020

My memory of Steve goes way back when we were in Middle School / Freshmen in SH in our PE class as we had to run down to the “A” (Jerome Rd T) and back. I would tell Steve “let’s just jump in the tall weeds in the ditch and wait for the faster runners to come back and then we could fall back in line!! 😊 I think Lyle Spahr caught me/us one time and we never did that again as we had to run more!!!

Julia (Hunt) Carlson

February 3, 2020

My favorite memory with Steve was way back in the winter of 68 or 69--making a giant peace sign in a field near Bird Lake with a snowmobile. Good times. God bless his family at this sad time. He will live in our hearts forever.