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Douglas Wagner

December 09, 1941 - January 16, 2015


5-7 PM Friday at Boulger Funeral Home - and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday

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2 PM Saturday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Douglas Wagner

December 09, 1941 - January 16, 2015


Douglas “Doug” Wagner, 73, Clitherall, MN passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo.

Doug was born December 9, 1941 in Sheridan County, North Dakota to William and Kate (Helm) Wagner. He graduated from Grace City High School in 1961 as valedictorian. He served in the US Air Force from 1963-1969. He was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. Doug married Karen Boschee on October 25, 1969 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington, North Dakota. 

Doug worked for Hertel Trucking for a short time. He then was hired by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1970. Doug and Karen lived in Oakes and Wahpeton before moving to West Battle Lake after his retirement in 2003.

Doug loved hunting, fishing and tinkering.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen; children, Brandie (Steve) Sorenson, West Fargo, ND, Treff (Colette) Wagner, Scandia, Minnesota; grandchildren, Mateland, Michael, Hailey, Ellie and Hannah; brothers, Alvin Wagner, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Arley “Skip” (Elsie) Wagner, Carrington, North Dakota; sisters, Terri (Bill) Gressett, Tucson, Arizona, Leona (David) Kindt, Kearney, Nebraska and many nieces, nephews through great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 infant children; brothers, William “Billy” Wagner, Jr., LeRoy Wagner; sisters, Alvina Roemmich and Alice Willey.


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15 responses to “Douglas Wagner”

  1. Kyla & Jesse Peterson says:

    Brandie and Family,
    In these very tough times, I think of you often and how this is such a hard time to get through. Losing a parent to the lord is comforting as he is no longer suffering but it is also disheartening as we no longer have them to talk to, hold onto, and just see them. Hang on to your family and friends as we are here to support you. Many prayers to get you through this. ;

  2. dan ronningen says:

    fargo ndenjoyed working with doug in wapeton ;

  3. Gilbert and Leslie Unger says:

    Loomis NEOur sympathy goes out to you Karen, Brandie and Treff and their families. Will miss Doug at our family gatherings. Sorry we could not be with you at this time of need, but will be thinking of you. RIP Uncle Doug;

  4. Carl & Vicki McPherson says:

    Wahpeton ND

    Glad Treff could make it home before Doug’s passing. Our thoughts are with your family.;

  5. Terri,Bill,Miki&fam.Zach,and Katrina says:

    tucson az In life we work for this goal and that goal and soon we are old and thinking about the end, Just think what is really important is not the destination that is important, but
    the journey to get there. And one thing is for sure we none of us that are going to get
    out of the life alive.
    The point being Doug had a wonderful journey and he slammed into homebase
    with a smile on his face!!!


  6. Linda Hansen says:

    Tucson AZUncle Doug was a great man and although it was a few years since I saw him and Aunt Karen, I will remember him as someone fun to be with and he was dedicated to his family. I also take this opportunity to remember his service to this nation. Rest in peace, Doug;

  7. Alvin Wagner Family says:

    Sulphur Springs TXOur Deepest Sympathies go out to the entire family of Doug Wagner ~ Karen, Brandie, and Treff we are so very sorry for your loss and will continue to keep each of you in our thoughts during this time;




    Tim and I have been thinking of you everyday. I have very fond memories of Doug. May you find peace and comfort from those around you in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Marietta;

  9. Troy Wagner says:

    Rest in peace, Uncle Doug. The words of Revelation 21:4 comfort us through this sad time. My sincerest condolences to Aunt Karen, Brandie, and Treff. May your grief be short, but your memories be long and happy.;

  10. Michael Nygaard says:

    fargo ND

    I am the President for CWA Local 7303 which Doug was a long time member. I met Doug through North Western Bell and had a few parties in Wahpeton for his membership and those that retired form North Western Bell and Qwest. Doug you will be missed by all. God Bless your family in this hour of sadness.

    Michael Nygaard
    CWA Local 7303 President;

  11. Wanda Seymour says:

    Granger IAKaren, So sorry to hear of your loss. As you, your children and grandchildren reminisce in the days ahead, may you all find comfort and peace, knowing Doug has no more pain.
    Love and Prayers, Ken & Wanda;

  12. Dee Olson says:

    Osage MNMy heart is heavy after hearing of Doug’s passing. What a beautiful person he was. My sympathy goes out to Karen and the entire family May you cling together tightly as you go through this most difficult time. I pray that God will comfort you as he welcomes your beloved Doug into paradise.


  13. Linda and Lenny Everding says:

    Menoken North DakotaKaren and Family we are so sorry to hear of loss of Douglas. I know you will feel comfort with each other. May God be with you all! You have our Sympathies. Love, Lenny and Linda Everding.


  14. Skip and Elsie Wagner says:

    Carrington ND

    In deepest sympathy,sending love, and prayers. We are thinking of you Karen, Treff, Brandie and famlies .Hoping you will find acceptance and peace at this difficult time. Love, Skip and Elsie Wagner;

  15. Lynette McNeill says:

    RIP Uncle Doug. Thanks for all the great memories and laughs. You Will Be Greatly Missed


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