Funeral services for Stanley Wagner, 16, of Baker were held Aug. 13, 2015, at the American Lutheran Church in Baker with Pastors Bruce and Reba Kolasch officiating. Burial was in the Fertile Prairie Cemetery.
A prayer service was held Aug. 12, 2015 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Stanley passed away Aug. 7, 2015.
Stanley David Wagner was born Apr. 30, 1999, in Baker, the son of Jake and Wendy (Krause) Wagner. Stan grew up and attended Baker High School. Stan had a true passion for football. He was proud to play football as a Spartan. His teammates knew him as “Stan the Man” and “The Elephant in the Back Field”. Stan also spent a lot of his time at the local youth center. His faith in God was strong and he promised himself to never take off his cross necklace. To him it was a comfort knowing God was always with him. Stan was excited to finally be old enough to race his derby car. He spent many hours getting the car ready for his first race, and now Darick Gorder will be racing the car in his honor. Stan had a one of a kind personality and a smile that could light up a room. He loved to help coach baseball, teach people how to skin a deer, and help his family at the wild game feed. Some of his hobbies included jet skiing, working alongside his dad in the family meat business, shooting pool, playing Call of Duty with his dad, hunting, fishing, and European taxidermy. Stan will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
Stan is survived by his parents, Jake and Wendy (Krause) Wagner of Baker; sisters, Jessica (Sheldon) Benedict, and Samantha Smith, both of Baker; grandparents, David and Connie Krause of Wis., David and Bev Ritchsmeier of Minn., Linda Wagner and Pat Hanley of Baker; great-grandparents, Paul and Jeannette Krause, Marvin and Fern Klampe, Clayton and Elvan Mae Remmington; uncles – Mike Krause, Dennis (Diane) Wagner; aunts – Penny (Gene) Dodge, and Pamela Adams; nephew, Jason Benedict; Godparents, Donna and Dustin Gorder; special families – the Gorder family, Hall family, Benedict family; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Stan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stanley Wagner; and cousin, Brad Ruedy.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.