Charles "Les" Wagner, 84, Moorhead passed away Wednesday, November 24 at Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Fargo.

Les was born on January 11, 1926 in Fargo, ND. Les graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1943 before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 17. Les served as a rifleman and photographer in Europe. He was honorably discharged in June, 1946. Les graduated from NDSU in 1949 with B.S. degree in mathematics.

Les married Beatrice (Bonnie) Bugbee on June 14, 1950 in First Methodist Church, Fargo.

Les worked many jobs throughout his career before operating as an independent broker for life and health insurance starting in 1981.

Les had many achievements throughout his life and working career including, 11 National Quality Awards, he was selected as Man of the Year two times by the Fargo-Moorhead Life Underwriters Association, and he served as director and secretary of the FM Association.

One of Les's many passions was music. He played in a dance band, the Lake Agassiz Concert Band, and the American Legion Band.

Les is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, children; Barb (Dwayne) Knutsen, Montevideo, MN, Cindy Wagner, Show Low, AZ, Patti Swetland, Detroit Lakes, MN, sister, Dorothy Jackman, Bismarck, ND, and 6 grandchildren.

Les was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert, and sister, Estelle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

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