- December 21, 1956 - October 1, 2016
- Alexandria, Minnesota
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James Eugene Wagner age 59 of Alexandria, died on Saturday, October 1, 2016. A visitation will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, Minnesota. A burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00AM. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. James Eugene Wagner was born in St. Cloud, MN to James and Patricia (Reynolds) Wagner on December 21, 1956. His parents divorced when he was young, and soon after he moved to Brandon, MN to live with his father. Jim graduated from Evansville High School, then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he became an Airborne Ranger. Jim was proud of his military service which took him to Germany, and allowed him to visit other countries and states as well. Jim held a variety of jobs during his life. He was a farmer like his father and later worked at various jobs including custom combining and landscaping. Jim enjoyed watching football, particularly his beloved Packers, Nascar, and had an assortment of movies that were favorites. He liked puttering in the kitchen and made a mean cherry cheesecake. Jim especially loved his little dog, Ginger, who was never far from his side. A day "in the country" visiting friends with Ginger was something he always looked forward to. James passed away at his home on October 1, 2016 at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by his father, James, mother Patricia, infant brother, and brother in law, Douglas Schneider. He is survived by sons Justin (fiancé Amber Mettler) Devon, daughter Ashley, sister Dawn Schneider, brothers Mike(Rachel), Jerry(Joan) Stepmother Gail and many nieces, grand nieces and grand nephews. A special thank you from James's family to Kelly, for being such an extraordinary friend to him over the years.