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Daniel Wagner

G. DANIEL WAGNER age 78, beloved husband for 22 years of Victoria (nee Simonot) and the late Laurel (nee Engel); loving father of Kendra Ross (husband Paul), Alicia Wagner, Meghan Siegel (Brian Preuss) and the late Marsha Wagner and step-father of Jeanine Domonkos (husband Matt) and George Quay IV (wife Kerri); devoted grandfather of 15; cherished son of the late George and Martha (nee Hawkins); dearest brother of Carolyn Dunham (husband Robert, deceased) and the late James H.; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Dan was born on May 19, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and passed away on July 30, 2017. He was a resident of Aurora for 11 years, formerly residing in Bainbridge and Mount Vernon. Dan was a member of parish council, men’s choir and an usher at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. He was a member of Masons, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a board member of Tara at Barrington. Dan graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1957 and from Indiana Institute of Technology. He was a mechanical engineer and sales representative for VL Towner and Belden-Hutter. Dan also was a bus driver for Kenston School and delivered flowers. He loved woodworking, golf, restoring cars, traveling and driving. Dan will be remembered most as a positive, fun loving, encouraging, outgoing, funny and witty man. He was the nicest guy, loved his family and loved to be a grandpa. Dan will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Dan to Lord of Life Lutheran Church Building Fund 17989 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service in memory of Dan will be on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Lord of Life Lutheran Church with Military Honors to follow and Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1 PM at Gay Street United Methodist Church 18 North Gay St., Mt. Vernon, OH 45050. Private burial at Mound View Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Daniel at THE CHURCH FRIDAY 12 Noon-1:30 PM. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.

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  1. Lisa Mervenne :

    I am so sorry too hear about your dad. Mike and I are sending prayers to you and your family at this time. I hope the support of family and friends, and the warm memories of your dad, will give you peace and comfort.
    Love and Hugs,

    Lisa and Mike Mervenne

  2. Bob and Linda Hamilton :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We worked with Dan at Kenston. He was always such a gentleman, witty and we all loved to hear his voice on the radio. Bob and Linda Hamilton

  3. Katie Campbell :

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May god watch over your loved one.

  4. Please accept my condolences to all of you at the passing of Dan. I was privileged to have met and known him through my late husband Jerry.

  5. Evans family :

    Dear family, We are sorry for your loss. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need.

  6. Linda Herbst :

    Remembering Dan’s smile brings a smile to me. Prayers & thoughts to all who knew & loved him. Heaven has another Angel.

  7. Chris and Dick Powers :

    I agree with Dan’s family: “Dan will be remembered most as a positive, fun loving, encouraging, outgoing, funny and witty man. He was the nicest guy.” We only know him through our Tara condo activities, but will not forget him. Our prayers and sympathy to all of you.
    Chris and Dick Powers

  8. Judy (Lemasters) Clarke :

    Dan was a sweet, funny and always pleasant high school friend. His love of driving, as noted by family members, once had him driving his little car (a Morris mini?) up the steps and around the flagpole at Mount Vernon High School.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. Bonnie Wise Burks :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Our class reunions just won’t be the same without Dan and his sense of humor. Dan will be greatly missed. He was truly one of the good guys. Heaven must be a lot more fun now.
    Love and blessings,
    Bonnie Wise Burks

  10. Vicki you have my prayers and love. For those of us that have lost loved ones the pain does not go away but the memories are what gives us the will to move forward. Family, friends and God will keep you surrounded at this very sad time.

  11. Michelle Imbeau :

    We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. It was such a joy to work with him on Tara matters. We are praying for your strength and encouragement during these difficult days and weeks.
    With love and sympathy,
    Joshua & Michelle Imbeau

  12. Barbara Perkins :

    Dan was a great guy, wonderful neighbor,and always caring for others. He will be greatly missed!!!God has taken him Home with Him and he will no longer be ill.. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Barb. Perkins

  13. Susan D'Amico :

    Dan was such a gentleman . Made me feel so welcome when I started driving bus for Kenston. He had the kindest voice . My prayers go out to the family ❤️

  14. Kendra, so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great Dad, your memories will keep him close to your heart. Love ya, Tom and Sue Kelly.

  15. Dearest Meghan
    We are so very sorry to learn of your dear father’s death. He was a great guy and a loving father and grandfather to all of you. Please know that you, the children and your entire family are in our prayers and in our hearts at this sad time.
    The Siegel, the Blachman, the Messerman, and the Cofield families.

  16. Dear Vicki,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you. May god bless and help you through this difficult time.

  17. Victoria,
    I am so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. He was such a delightful man to be around and adored you so.
    Hopefully all the wonderful memories you shared will comfort you in the days ahead as they have for me. Sending lots of love and prayers your way.

  18. Carolyn Frankel :

    Dear Victoria and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Daniel. May you be comforted by your loving thoughts of him, and may his memory be a blessing. In love, Carolyn Frankel

  19. Eileen and Tom Vance :

    Dear Vicki,
    There was a glow always surrounding you and Dan. It gave warmth to everyone who met you two. I know that as he will always be in your heart that light will keep shining and you will receive love as others are drawn to you. Dan will be remembered and missed here at Tara.
    Eileen and Tom

  20. Marlene Sterlekar :

    Dear Vicki and family….There are no words to tell you how Dan’s passing saddened us…he was a remarkable man in every aspect…we wil so miss him everyday here at Tara…he was a cornerstone to our complex….from the time we first moved in Dan’s kind ways and helpfullness was there…I am sure he will be doing great things up in the stars…maybe even fixing one…love to all of you and God keep you close …

    Dave and Marlene Sterlekar

  21. Martha Hoffman :

    Vicki, my deepest sympathies to you and the family.

  22. Lou & Jane Farina :

    Vicki, Carolyn, Kendra, Alice & Meghan,
    So sorry to hear of Dan’s death. The world won’t be the same without him – his good cheer, his laugh and his love. I have fond memories of him. Just hanging out while he washed his convertible on N. Clinton was fun for a 12 yr old.

    May the healing gifts of time and timeless love of God carry you through.
    With love and sympathy from your cousin,

  23. Peter Marchant :

    Dear Vicki and Family,

    Charles and I here at V. L. Towner were very saddened to hear of Dan’s passing.

    Dan was a mentor to me and V. L. Towner would not be as successful as it is today without him!

    I was glad I got to have lunch with him recently and catch up.

    All of you are in our prayers,

    Peter & Charles Marchant

  24. Patti Perkins :

    Dear Kendra, Alicia & Meghan,

    I’m very sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and a 2nd Dad to me. Whether he was chasing us up the stairs, watching us play ‘ghost in the graveyard’ or driving us from MTV to Chagrin Falls – he ALWAYS had a smile on his face. His big laugh was so contagious, it always made me smile. His homemade ice cream was excellent – even when we were assigned to take turns stirring it. Driving from Ohio to Cape Hatteras (& climbing the lighthouse steps!) to DC & back to Ohio…childhood memories I’ll never forget. He’ll be missed! Wishing you healing & peace.

    Love to All,

  25. Vicki, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family!

  26. Nancy Lykins & Jim Pascoe :

    Please accept our sincere condolences Vicky. Such a great guy taken way too soon.

  27. R.L. and Bev Meyer :


    We are so sorry for the loss of Dan. He always had a smile and greeting whenever we saw him in the neighborhood. Because of our own illnesses we were unable to attend the church service but just know you and your family are in our prayers.

  28. To the Dan Wagner Family

    As a cousin who always enjoyed Dan’s company, I have many wonderful memories. Dan always greeted me with a smile and a great attitude. He babysat me a couple of times and I remember his patience and fun even when I wouldn’t take a nap when he wanted.

    May your family be blessed with your own memories of Dan’s passion for life. There are so many good times to remember.

  29. Dearest Friend,
    You are in my heart and thoughts as you mourn your Dan. I loved being around Dan and his always cheery personality. I only wish I could have spent more time with two of you.
    I will be in touch very soon but until then, know how much I love you. Suzee

  30. Carole Nazar :

    Dear Vicki,
    It was a shock to hear of Dan’s passing …he was a such a kind and helpful man as anyone in Tara will tell you. And I will miss seeing him out walking your little dog.

    You and your family are in my prayers.

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