OTTUMWA — Donald Eugene Wagner, 86, died July 11, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, after a brief illness.
Born to Lawrence H. Wagner and Bertha Hill on Sept. 12, 1927, in Ottumwa. He married Margie Lou Nicholson on Oct. 29, 1948. She preceded him in death.
In the late 1940s, he worked as a mechanical engineer at Hartsogs’. He taught himself electronics and began a business named Wagner Radio & TV in the 1950s. In 1962, he started work as an electronics engineer at John Deere and retired from there in 1982.
He leaves behind three children, Linda Jean, Lawrence Earl and Lois Ann; and one sister, Marion Singer.
There will not be a memorial service or visitation. After cremation, he will be buried at Shaul Cemetery in Ottumwa at a later date.