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1966 Michael 2020

Michael Robert Wagner

May 12, 1966 — December 2, 2020

Michael Robert Wagner, age 54, of Baker, MN was found on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in rural Moorhead, MN dying of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville, MN with Rev. Frank Picard officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery, Barnesville. Attendees are reminded to follow social distancing and wear a mask.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM, Monday, December 7, 2020 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville.

Michael Robert Wagner was born on May 12, 1966 to Robert Roy Wagner and Gloria Poehls. He was baptized at St. James Church. He grew up in Barnesville and Moorhead, and his grandmother Lois Wagner was very close to him. Mike graduated from Barnesville High School in 1984. Following high school he attended Wahpeton Science School and earned his certificate in Diesel Mechanics. Following his education, Michael and his dad purchased a semi and he started out as an independent trucker. He was married to Joan Nelson and to this union one son Michael D. Wagner was born. Throughout his life, Mike drove truck for several different companies including Kost, Kamas, and Elliot. He later went on to drive truck for other companies including SuperValu and Fargo Glass and Paint. Most recently, he was driving truck for Newman Trucking out of Clifford, ND hauling sugar.

Mike loved to fish on all the area lakes. He spent lots of time ice fishing with his son Michael. They would sometimes disappear for a week at a time on fishing and snowmobile trips. He was also a huge car and tractor buff. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, refinishing tractors, and riding his Harley-Davidson. He liked to reach out and call friends while on the road; it didn't matter if it was in the middle of the night.

Michael Robert is survived by his son Michael D. (Megan Spiekermeier) Wagner of Barnesville, MN, father Robert Wagner of Barnesville, MN, mother Gloria Engebretson of Perham, MN, sister Pam (Troy) Stoetzer, uncle Roger Wagner of Grafton, ND, aunt Lois Griffin of Valley City, ND, and a niece Kaylee Stoetzer and nephew Brendan Stoetzer, and great niece Paisley Pfaff.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edmond and Lois Wagner, Robert and Beverly Poehls, and uncle Punky Poehls.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 7, 2020

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Dobmeier Funeral & Cremation Service

202 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. James United Church of Christ

201 3rd St SE, Barnesville, MN 56514

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