Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Warren Wagner

Warren Wagner, age 85, of Shelby, died Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 at his home.

Warren was born July 15, 1934 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to the late Ira and Jennie (Warren) Wagner. He was a 1952 graduate of Degraff High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Warren was a well-educated man, earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Anderson University, an MBA from Indiana University, and a doctorate from Michigan State. Warren was a Certified Public Accountant and spent the majority of his career as an accounting professor at both Bowling Green State University and Ashland University, from where he retired in 1999.

Warren was an active member of the First Church of God in Shelby. He used his God given talents to assist the church by being the financial coordinator for many years in Shelby and also was the financial coordinator for the Ohio Ministries for the Church of God for 33 years. He enjoyed anything to do with figures and numbers, was the Treasurer for the Shelby Salvation Army, and was on the Park Village Board of Directors. He also enjoyed maps and crossword puzzles.

Warren is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Ann (Trout) Wagner, whom he wed on July 24, 1955; 3 children: Marlene Roberts (Frank Stamper) of Shelby, Mike Wagner of Tokyo, Japan, and Duane (Jeanette) Wagner of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Wade Roberts, Wendy Dechert, Jenny Nester, Drew Wagner, and Conal Wagner; 5 great grandchildren: Macie Dechert, Austin Nester, Abby Nester, Molly Ramsey, Kaden Roberts, and Nevaeh Roberts; a sister: June Little of TX; 2 nieces: Marjean Standridge and Janet Wagner; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Charles Wagner and Bob Wagner; and a sister: Helen Ulmer.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:30 am at the First Church of God, 3616 State Route 39, Shelby, Ohio 44875 with Rev. Gary Swogger officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail immediately follow the conclusion of the services at the church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Degraff with Pastor Rita Bullock officiating graveside services at 3 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God in Shelby or Hospice of North Central Ohio.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Todd and Deanie Kehres says:

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. What a wonderful example Warren and Margaret were/are for all. Gods blessings!

  2. Esther Cottrell says:

    Dear Margaret and Family,
    May the Lord comfort and hold you close to Him and one another as you mourn the passing of Warren. And may the hope of Christ fill you as you rest on the promise that Warren is home with the One he loved and served!
    We are a grateful Church for the many years of good and godly service he gave without reservation. I know that his ministry in the finances at Ohio Ministries was a blessing.
    Love and Prayers,
    Esther Cottrell

  3. Brian Daniels says:

    Mike and family,
    Much sympathy on the death of your father. We wish we could come to Shelby to see you for the services. You will be in our prayers this week.
    Your friends,
    Brian and Karen Daniels

  4. Carl and Janet says:

    Praying for you Margaret and your children. Warren and you have been wonderful friends and we are thankful for that. Many wonderful memories we shared. Much love to all of you.

  5. Inez Armstrong says:

    I’m so sorry to know of the passing of Warren. My deepest Sympathy to you Margaret and the family. With Love, Inez & family

  6. Jeff Damron says:

    As a young minister, I was keenly aware of Warren’s dogged commitment to Christ and His Church His commitment to excellence, was always tempered by a willingness to create harmony. The love your family shared with ours brought great blessings, for which I’m eternally grateful. I celebrate with you today, and ask for God’s sweet presence to bring the promised comfort and peace. Love you all, Jeff and family.

  7. Ann Cooper says:

    Margaret and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Warren. We know he is with the Lord but that doesn’t stop the pain and tears right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and the Lord is your strength and comfort at this time. I will always remember his dry sense of humor and how he liked to pick on me in the choir.

  8. Julie A Bashore says:

    Jenny, Wade, and Family, My deepest sympathy for you loss. May God surround you and your family with His loving arms today and in the days to follow.

  9. Ann Cooper says:

    Dear Margaret and family I was so sorry to hear about Warren. He was such a good man and he loved the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family right now. I know it is hard and the tears and pain will be there but the Lord is your comfort and strength at this time. I will always remember Warren’s dry sense of humor and how he liked to tease when we were in choir. These are memories that I will always treasure. In Christian Love, Ann Cooper

  10. Eloise says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Kris Parsons says:

    To Margaret and family,
    Warren was one of my accounting professors at Ashland College in 1971. I returned to AU in 1988 and became his colleague. I now live in the Pacific Northwest, but send my condolences. Warren was a positive influence in my life both as a professor and as a friend.

  12. MIchael & Dawn Anderson says:

    What a blessing Warren has been to us and so many others. Warren and Margaret’s faithfulness to the Lord and to one another are worthy of honor. Although our time of serving together was short (7 years), you both had a great impact on our lives. We thank God for you. We pray for God’s peace as you adjust to Warren’s departure from this life.

  13. Dick and Mickie Leagre says:

    Got to thinking about DeGraff this morning, which reminded me I hadn’t heard back from Margaret Ann about our high school class reunion, and that made me worry that Warren might not be okay. We are very sorry to learn of his death; we go back a long, long, way Please accept our condolences. Dick and Mickie Leagre

  14. Robert Janusko says:

    I was fortunate to work with Warren as a colleague at Ashland University for many years. He was an outstanding teacher and supporter of academic integrity whose deeply held values informed his actions. My life is richer for having known this good man, as I know are the lives of all who knew him.

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