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Edward J. Wagler
June 14, 1933 ~ June 16, 2017 (age 84)

LOWVILLE - Edward J. Wagler, 84, of Lanpher Street, Lowville, passed away Friday evening, June 16, 2017, at the Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, New York.

Edward, a son of the late Jacob and Anna Roggie Wagler, was born on June 14, 1933, in Lowville, New York.  He attended first a country school at West Lowville and then Lowville Academy.  As a youth, he worked on the family farm.  On October 23, 1952, he married Rosemary Martin at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating.  After moving to Vermont, he served 1W service at the Brattleboro Retreat from 1955 until 1957.  He, then, moved back to Lewis County and worked at John Mumford’s garage.  In November 1966, he and Rosemary bought the Hall farm in West Lowville.  In addition, they have owned a farm in Oxford, New York, for many years.  After selling their West Lowville farm in 1993, they moved to their current residence on Lanpher Street in 1995.  For forty-three years, Ed, also, worked as a bus driver for Lowville Academy.  Moreover, he drove a bus for the Oxford school district.  A proud member of Gideons International, he gave away thousands of Bibles through that organization.

Survivors include Rosemary, his wife of more than sixty-four years; four sons and their wives, Wayne and Judy Wagler, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Glenn and Ann Wagler, of Richmond, Virginia, Robert and Angela Wagler, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, and Randy and Patty Wagler, of Rifle, Colorado; three sisters and their husbands:  Mary Ellen and Mervin Good, of London, Ontario, Canada, and Lois and Carl Zehr and Carol and Kenneth Erb, all of Lowville; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by a brother, Glenn Wagler.

Calling hours will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Naumburg Mennonite Church.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Naumburg Mennonite Church with Pastors Titus Mast, Myron Roggie, and John Wagler, grandson, officiating.  A private burial will follow in the Naumburg Mennonite Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  Contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800, or to the Naumburg Mennonite Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 124, Castorland, New York 13620.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2016.

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