Harold E Wagner
November 4, 1924 – February 8, 2013
Harold E. Wagner, born 11-4-1924 in Wenatchee, WA to parents, Elmer and Venus Wagner. He attended 1st-12th grade in Wenatchee. Harold graduated from Wenatchee High – May 27th 1943. Harold enlisted in the Navy Seebees September 8th 1943 – serving 2 years and 7 months as a MoMM 2nd Class in the South Pacific theatre; receiving the bronze star and several ribbons in 1945 for combat in Le Shima and Okinawa before being discharged April 22, 1946.
He married Doris Kirk in June of 1946 and went to Moses Lake in December 1948 where he was owner and Manager of Union 76 Station. Later he established a Uniroyal Tire and Recapping shop – which he continued to operate until retiring in 1969.
Harold dabbled in Real Estate – owning and operating several duplexes and apartments. He was active in the Lions Club (having 18 years perfect attendance), member of the Elks club, The Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, El Katip Shrine (Spokane), and Big Ben Shrine Club (Moses Lake).
In July of 1983 he married Alverna Moore of Sunnyside. They traveled the next 20 years touring 32 countries before settling down in Yakima.
Harold is survived by his wife, Alverna of 30 years, his two children, Vicki (John Early), Ronald Wagner, two step children, Barbara Moorehead (Steve Moorehead), and James Moore – plus two grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Harold E Wagner
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February 20, 2013
Our love and deepest sympathy to you Alverna. We will always remember the good times we've had with you and Hal. You are so special to us. All our love,
Corbet and Joanne Richter (Snoqualmie, WA)
February 18, 2013
Alverna & family, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be very missed. I will keep you in my prayers. With love, Debbie
February 14, 2013
To Alverna and family --
May I express my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. Although I, personally, have been unable to visit with you and Hal face to face since our wonderful reunion in September 1995, I feel I have lost a great friend. It is a blessing that we have been able to keep in touch via phone, and you have often been in my thoughts and prayers.
I want you to know, Alverna, that your coming to see us and allowing Hal and Earl to renew their wartime friendship was such a highlight in Earl's life. Those five days were such fun and I loved hearing all their "stories"...
and was especially pleased that our newspaper felt it deserved a full page!
You two just became a part of our extended family. I still have the beautiful plaque you sent with the inscription, "Within this house may love abide to warm all those who step inside, and when it's time for us to part, may love be the bridge from heart to heart." Love is still the bridge, and I am so thankful we have such beautiful memories of our special guys. They were truly the "Greatest Generation"!
My love and prayers will be with you today and in the days to come.