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Larry Lee Wagenman

10/10/1934 - 05/06/2024
Service Date: 05/25/2024
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 05/25/2024
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Larry Wagenman, 89, passed away peacefully at Country Groves Assisted Living home surrounded by family on May 6, 2024.

He was the oldest child of Millard Wagenman and Viola Hamilton.  He graduated from Williston High School in 1952 and was valedictorian of his graduating class.  In his youth, he worked on the family farming operation in Williston, ND.   While in high school he learned to operate large earth moving machinery used in such operations as road construction and strip mining.  Larry married D. Anne Roberts in the Mesa Arizona temple in 1967 and they were married for 20 years.  He developed great skill in his occupation as heavy equipment operator and continued in this work well into his 70’s.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his faith and family were very important to him his entire life.  Learning was also important to him, and his interest in nature, self-reliance and physical health led him to become an accomplished home gardener, raising much produce and animals used for the family’s benefit.  His learning interests extended to the physical sciences, politics, literature, genealogy, and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three siblings and one daughter.  He is survived by 8 children: Amy Rose Wagenman, Abe Wagenman (Diana), Ben Wagenman (Shannan), Lisa Wagenman, Seth Wagenman (Lorraine), Joel Wagenman (Lisa), Lucinda Fish (Ryan), Glenda Lenseigne (Matthew), and 26 grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Jim Wagenman.

Funeral services will occur at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Bunker Family Funerals, 3529 East University Dr, Mesa, AZ  85213, preceded by viewing at 10:00 am in the same location.

 

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

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  • He will be greatly missed, and I feel a loss of his presence in our world!😔

  • Ronald Hinrichsen

    I grew up with the Wagenman family and remember Larry very well. Jim and I were best friends. I now live nearby his son, Seth. I send my condolences to Larry’s entire family. He will be missed.

  • Our mom, Vi’s sister, would take us kids to visit the Wagenman family in Williston about every third summer as I recall. I remember Larry is a soft-spoken but very strong and opinionated guy. He has strong morals and yes he loved learning. When I saw him two years ago in Mesa he still was a man of few words. But I treasured every word he spoke. Until we meet again.

  • Condolences to you all. Out prayers are with your family at this time.

  • Amy "Rosie" Wagenman

    I’m thankful he is no longer suffering with the horrible disease, and is thus happier. I’m thankful I had a Dad that liked some “girl” things, like flowers. I’m thankful that toward the end of his life, I got to know him a little more deeper than I could before when he was younger. I hope he is enjoying nature in Heaven and is ok.

  • My Mother was Mary Wagenman, married to Erness Weller and although I don’t know my Wagenman family all that well, I do remember our trips to North Dakota when I was just a kid. Our sincerest Sympathy to the family during this sad time in your lives.

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