Kermit "Babe" J. Wagner

Born: Wed., Mar. 1, 1939
Died: Fri., Dec. 2, 2016

GFH door open, but no family present

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 06, 2016
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 06, 2016
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 07, 2016
Location: Centre Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 07, 2016
Location: Centre Lutheran Church


Wed., Dec. 07, 2016
Location: Adams Cemetery

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     Kermit J. "Babe" Wagner, 77, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center.

     Born March 1, 1939 in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Stewart E. and Emma L. (Arnold) Wagner.

     He is survived by his wife, Connie L. (Benner) Wagner, whom he married Dec. 29, 1962, four children, Dean Wagner (Carmen), Dwayne Wagner (Brenda), Denise Shearer (Donald "Scruff"), and Sherry Kerstetter (Sidney), three siblings, Ken Wagner, Louella Sigler Cisney, and Gene Wagner (Carol), ten grandchildren, Zach and Emilee Wagner, Chayse Filler, Tiffany Byczko, Kayla Imes, Darron and James Shearer, Caleb, Morgan and Shelbie Kerstetter, and six great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by five siblings, Earl J. Wagner, Madalene "Queen" O'Neal Graybill, Mary Stong Ferster, Eleanor Wagner, and Theodore "Pete" Wagner.

     He was an industrial arts teacher at Greenwood High School for 29 years. After he retired, he worked with his sons in residential construction.

     He graduated from Juniata Joint High School and Millersville College and received his Master's Degree from Penn State.

     He was a member of the local, state and national retired school employees associations and the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association.

     He enjoyed hunting, fishing on the St. Lawrence, playing cards, and especially spending time with his family.

     His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Centre Lutheran Church, 9259 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Mike Sigler, officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery.

     There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

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Ruth (Susie Walton) Anderson
   Posted Mon December 05, 2016
Connie and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord guide you all through this difficult time. Sending much love and many hugs from our family to yours.

Cindy (Colyer) Yorks
   Posted Mon December 05, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

William Ryan Jr
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Wagner. I attended the woodworking class that he taught at Greenwood High School years ago. It was a pleasure to have known him. God bless your family and may he be with you.

Jodie (Cummings) Schock
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
Many condolences to Mr. Wagner's family. I enjoyed his woodworking class when I was a student at Greenwood High School. If I wouldn't have had long finger nails, my one finger would be slightly shorter than the rest from the belt sander. Please take comfort in the fact that he touched the lives of many and was a dearly loved teacher.

James Brady
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
So sorry for your loss and to hear of Mr. Wagner's passing. I have many fond memories of him as my teacher at Greenwood High School. May God bless you in your time of mourning.

Michelle Smith (Treaster)
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
He was a great man, I had the pleasure of Mr Wagner being my teacher for years. He will be truly missed. Prayers and hugs to all family and friends.

Tonya Dressler Stone
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
So sorry for your loss he was my teacher in woodworking class which I loved he will be greatly missed prayers are with you and your family.

Juniata County Conservation District
   Posted Wed December 07, 2016
It is with deep sympathy that conservation has lost such a special person. Kermit served at Executive Assistant for the Juniata County Conservation District in 1974-75 - when we were still a small organization. He will be greatly missed by all.

Tina Wagner
   Posted Thu December 08, 2016
Aunt Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Babe was called to heaven so early. I know that he is in a better place. Thinking of you and all the kids. Please send me your address. Love Tina Wagner