Longtime Routt County resident Daniel Marlin Wagner passed away April 15, 2005, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 60.
Dan was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Holly to Charles W. and Virginia Roseberry Wagner. He was raised and attended school in Holly.
After graduating high school, Dan attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo for two semesters. He then served in the Marine Corps for four years, where he was a sharpshooter and repaired Teletype equipment.
While working construction in Steamboat Springs, Dan met Connie Green, his best friend and the love of his life. They were married June 1, 1969, in Steamboat. Dan and Connie lived in Steamboat and Milner before moving south of Steamboat in 1976 to live on her family's ranch.
Dan was a carpenter, an 11-year coal miner for the Twentymile Coal Co., and a mechanic for the Steamboat Springs School District for close to 20 years. He also was a hard-working rancher for many years.
Dan enjoyed reading, watching television, fishing with his children, woodworking and fixing things. But most of all, Dan loved being with his family. He also took pleasure in watching his daughters play basketball and volleyball and volunteering at the Routt County Fair with children in 4-H.
Dan was a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Wagner, of Oak Creek; three daughters, Audra Garrison of Colorado Springs, Debra Parker and her husband, Riley, of Fort Riley, Kan., and Danielle Wagner of Mitchell, S.D.; four grandchildren, Chase and Lauryn Garrison, and Daniel and Raymond Parker; three sisters, Laurel Beranek of Lindon, Utah, Gayle Lirley of Lamar and Muriel Rietz of Eaton; and three brothers, Colin Wagner of Hayden, David Wagner of Coolidge, Kan., and Mitch Wagner of Evans.
Dan will be remembered always for his fun-loving sense of humor, his integrity as a hard-working man and his compassion for others.
A service was held April 23, 2005, at Steamboat Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Center of Yampa Valley Medical Center in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.