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“To the family, I send my condolences. May you find comfort in each other and strength in Gods word. Psalm 91:2 ”
1 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to read of the passing of your loved one, Michael. I am sure that he is greatly missed. Though some time has passed since his passing, my...Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy - MD

“This is November 20 2015. Thought about you today and hope God is taking care of you ”
3 of 60 | Posted by: Emilio Sandoval jr.

“Mike was a few years behind me at the Academy and we met in the Karate Club. I am sorry to say that we hadn't stayed in touch since, but I do...Read More »
4 of 60 | Posted by: Scott Pillsbury - Portland, OR

“Waggle Family, I am sorry to hear of your lose. I have not seen Mike since hs. Reading through the guestbook I can see he did not change much from...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Patrick M. Paterra - Sioux Falls, SD

“Dear Emily and Family, Please know you have been in my prayers. Carol ”
6 of 60 | Posted by: Dr. Carol Hudachek - Weirton, WV

“Sandra and family, I am so saddened by your loss. I'm thankful I had the privilege of serving with Mike at Randolph--he always brought great...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: Lt Col Kyle Green - Alexandria, VA

“To the Waggle family, i am so sorry for your loss, Mike was truly a charasmatic leader and he will be sorely missed, may God bless your family and...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Judy - Arlington, VA - co-worker

“Emily & family....I worked with Harlen at WSX many years ago. I am not positve, but I believe you worked with my mom, Lottie Hebb. Though I didn't...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: Arther Hebb Jr - McDonald, PA

“To my sister and her Mike side of her familyIt will always hurt and he will always be remembered by our USAF retired family (Emilio Sandoval Jr. )...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: Emilio Sandoval - Las Vegas, NV

“You will be sorely missed ”
11 of 60 | Posted by: emilio - LAS VEGAS, NV

“My deepest sympathy to Col Waggle's family. May God comfort you in this time of loss. ”
12 of 60 | Posted by: Donna Fell - Randolph AFB, TX

“Mrs. Waggle, Doug and Family I just learned of Mike’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to you and the family. I think back to all the...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Rob Petrovich - Pittsburgh, PA

“Emily and Family, Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. No amount of words can express our sympathy at this time, but know that we share your pain...Read More »
14 of 60 | Posted by: Rita and Jim Wable - The Villages, FL

“With sincere condolences to you and your family at loss of such a fine young man ”
15 of 60 | Posted by: wendyfrazer - cleveland, OH

“Sandra & Family, I have no words for what I want to say, except I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your entire family!...Read More »
16 of 60 | Posted by: Chip Coleman - Converse, TX

“Please accept our deepest sympathies---I'll a;ways remember his wonderful smile and the first time we met on the cruise---he went scubba diving with...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Alice - Nokomis, FL

“My deepest and sincerest condolences go out to Mike's family at this time. I hadn't seen Mike since high school, but I remember how excited we all...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Karene Ataliotis Cruz - PA

“My prayers are with you at this tragic time. Take care and God Bless. Love, Georgiann ”
19 of 60 | Posted by: Georgiann Evans Downs - San Diego, CA

“We lost a good man. One of the coolest guys I knew. Not sure if I ever told him but, I am thankful to Mike for helping get through some of my more...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Steve - Oceanside, CA

“Dear Mrs Harlan Waggle and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how very difficult it was for you to have to give back Harlan and now your...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Darlene McKinley - Weirton,, WV

“We met "Wags" when he joined the martials arts class at the United States Air Force Academy. He quickly became a member of our family. He was one...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: David & Carolyn Cummings - CO

“Mike was a 1992 classmate of mine at the US Air Force Academy. My memories of him were: he was brilliant, fun and friendly, gentle and kind. He got...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: Nicole (Foster) Greenwood - TX

“Mike was a close friend of mine in high school. Our bond grew from goofing around at my parents house doing typical things teenagers do to finding...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: Rob Wentz - Mars, PA

“My deepest sympathy to the Waggle family. Although I hadn't seen Mike since high school, I have many fond memories of him- what a wonderfully kind,...Read More »
25 of 60 | Posted by: Linda Shingleton Stear

“Mike was a good friend with a smile as big as his heart, Sondra may loving memories of Mike fill your thoughts during your time of sorrow...you and...Read More »
26 of 60 | Posted by: Shirley Frisby - District Heights, MD

“Mrs.Waggle and Doug our deepest sympathy and prayers to you on the passing of your son and brother. ...Read More »
27 of 60 | Posted by: Ethel Lester - Weirton, WV

“To the entire Waggle Family, I send you my sincerest regrets at the loss of Michael. I remember Michael as one of the neighborhood kids that...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Scott A. Moore - Washington, PA

“Sending prayers to you sandra and family. god bless you ”
29 of 60 | Posted by: june norris norman - dimmitt, TX

“Mike was one of the best friends I've ever had. I'm glad our friendship lasted 20 years, even when we were on different sides of the country...or the...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Brenda Gainey - Universal City, TX

“Deepest sympathy to the entire Waggle family! The fondest memory I have was on Halloween and little Harlen with his pumpkin came by each office...Read More »
31 of 60 | Posted by: Shirley Puente - Universal City, TX

“Dear Emily & Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I lost my sister a few months ago so i...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Karen (Yeater) Bonacci - Paris, PA

“Praying for you and your family my dear friend. May Almighty God comfort you and give you strength. ”
33 of 60 | Posted by: Tila Rodrguez Castro

“I'm so sorry -----thinking of you -----wished I could take away your pain. Love you Mary lou ”
34 of 60 | Posted by: Mary Lou D. Avis - Steubenville, OH

“So sorry for your loss, prayers go out to you and your son and may the Lord bless you and comfort you in this time of hurt. ”
35 of 60 | Posted by: ANITA SANDOVAL VILLANUEVA - TX

“We are so sorry for your loss and praying for you and your son. May the Lord Bless you and comfort you in this time of hurt. Somcerely Chevo-Mary...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: Chevo-Mary Lou-Belle Lumbrera - TX

“Your Silpada Sisters all love you Sandra. Just know we are here for whatever support you need. Our prayers are with you. ~ Ginny ”
37 of 60 | Posted by: Ginny Biggs - Lorton, VA

“My family sent Sandra, Harlen, and the rest of Michael Waggle's family our deepest sympathy and our prayers at this tough time. Love ya'll!!! ”
38 of 60 | Posted by: Denise Leingang Heggestad - TX

“I am so sorry for you and your family! I have looked at both of yalls profiles on facebook. Your son has sooo much to be proud of! His parents are...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Amy Standlee - Midland, TX

“Mike will be missed. We were classmates at USAFA. It was an honor knowing and serving with him. May God Bless Mike and his family. ”
40 of 60 | Posted by: Wes Schaeffer - Murrieta, CA

“Farewell my firend. Until we meet again. ”
41 of 60 | Posted by: Mr "Bill" Conshue - Randolph AFB, TX

“My deepest sympathy to Col Waggle's family. He will be missed. My prayers are with the family. May you have peace knowing that he is now resting...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Mary Ramirez - Randolph AFB, TX

“We had the pleasure of know "Lt" Mike Waggle when he was first stationed at Randolph AFB. A co-worker of our daughter Brenda (Gainey), Mike enjoyed...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Jose Antonio (Joe) and Cordy Lopez - TX

“There are no words to express how my heart aches for the loss of such an amazing man. Col Waggle was the true definition of leadership and I am very...Read More »
44 of 60 | Posted by: Jennifer N. Cash - San Antonio, TX

“I knew Mike Waggle when he was the Commander of the 902d Contracting Squadron, in San Antonio, TX. My prayers go out to his family during this time....Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Annie Cardona - San Antonio, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
46 of 60 | Posted by: kathryn roadway kreider - largo, FL

“I really didnt know Mike personally but felt as if I did , because over the years I have heard Karen and Rick Rine speak of him and his...Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Donna Sullivan - Wellsburg, WV

“I'm so sorry Emily to hear of this.I will be thinking of you during this time of heartache. ”
48 of 60 | Posted by: Helen Phillips - Weirton, WV

“I am saddend by the loss of Colonel Michael Waggle. I had the honor of serving under his command at Randolph AFB, TX. He was a great leader and true...Read More »
49 of 60 | Posted by: Master Sergeant Jason Simas - VA

“Emily, Doug and family, It is with a sad heart that we have learned of Michael's passing. I remember him as a boy growing up as a neighbor on Willow...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Norma Cost - Columbia,, TN

“Emily, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may God give you the strength to get through this difficult time. Mike was a wonderful,...Read More »
51 of 60 | Posted by: Shannon - WV

“Emily, my thought and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. The Lord has a plan, even though we don't always...Read More »
52 of 60 | Posted by: Lamoin Bennett Russell - Kemah,, TX

“Emily, Sandra, Harlen, Doug, & family, Words cannot express the sadness in our hearts after hearing of the loss of Mike. It was a real...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Rick & Karen Rine - Weirton, WV

“I am so sorry for your loss, I went to school with Mike and he was a wonderful person. Please know he was loved and will be missed by many. ”
54 of 60 | Posted by: Tyra Higginbotham Roberts - FL

“I am sorry to hear of Michael's passing. He was a great man and true Patriot. ”
55 of 60 | Posted by: CSM William Bouyoucas and family - FL

“Dear Emily and family, I am so sorry to learn of Michael's passing. He was such a wonderful, kindhearted, strong, and courageous young man. I send...Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: Michelle Orecchio - Ann Arbor, MI

“Emily, Sandra, Harlen, Doug and family No words can express the sorrow all of you are going thru but you are in my heart and prayers. ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: Vanna Krupinski - Colliers, WV

“So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Although I hadn't seen him after high school graduation, I clearly remember what a pleasant, positive, and...Read More »
58 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa (Babinchak) Stickley - PA

“I have great middle school memories of Mike. He was my first date to a Halloween dance. He remained a friend in high school. Mike was a great person...Read More »
59 of 60 | Posted by: Carla Carinci-Bell - OH

“Emily & family, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Michael. The time spent with him and the memories and love you shared with him will be...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Shirley & Bob Fair - Osprey, FL


Colonel Michael V. Waggle, 42, of Andrews Air Force Base, MD, died Sunday September 30, 2012. Born on November 15, 1969, in Steubenville, OH, Michael was a son of Emily Johnson Waggle of Weirton and the late Harlen D. Waggle. Michael was a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Weir High School, in 1988, and went on to garner three recommendations for appointment to the USAF Academy. He graduated from the Academy in 1992 and began a 20 year military career that took him all over the world. His deployments include tours in Kosovo and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star for work accomplished during oversight of oil reconstruction contracts. In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his wife, Major Sandra Sandoval Waggle of Andrews Air Force Base and their son, Harlen Waggle; a brother Doug (Cecilia) Waggle of Dripping Springs, TX. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue Weirton. Fr. Richard Davis, T.O.R. will preside Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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